Sunday, May 31, 2015

One person died in the Eastern Cape after eating dead cow’s meat

Mbasa Gqokoma
31 May 2015

Suspected meat poisoning has claimed the life of one person in the rural Cofimvaba area of the Eastern Cape.

Seventy three others have been hospitalised overnight after eating a dead cow's meat in Ncora village.

Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo says ambulances were dispatched to ferry the sick to local hospitals.

Their symptoms included vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. This is the second case of mass food poisoning in the country reported this weekend.

Meanwhile, a group of about twenty six people sustained food poisoning while working on a film shoot in Pretoria on Saturday.

It is believed to be food poisoning caused by a chicken dish that was served.

Rossouw said when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that most of the cast and crew which consisted of 40 people, complaining of stomach cramps and nausea after having lunch on site.

As time went by, more and more people started to develop the same symptoms thereafter the amount of affected people grew to more than 40.

ER24 paramedics treated and transported more than 10 people to hospital for treatment.

Other patients were transported by other services.

The exact cause of the incident still remains unknown,







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