Nearly 500 Taipei students contract diarrhea after eating school lunch

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/07
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) An outbreak of diarrhea occurred Friday among nearly 500 students at four schools

CNA file photo

in Taipei on Friday, one day after they ate school lunches.

The Department of Education of the Taipei City government said Saturday 498 students from four elementary and junior high schools had diarrhea Friday morning.

Among them, seven sought medical treatment and were diagnosed as gastroenteritis but none of them were hospitalized, the department said.

The caterer of the school lunches has been ordered to stop the service at the four school that were affected and at 19 others, education officials said.

They said the caterer, which supplied some 8,600 lunches to 15 schools on Thursday, was being checked by health officials and food samples were being tested.    [FULL  STORY]

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