Suspected food poisoning leaves 25 Gingindlovu pupils in hospital

Suspected food poisoning leaves 25 Gingindlovu pupils in hospital

Twenty-five schoolchildren in Gingindlovu in northern KZN are being monitored at various health facilities after falling ill on Thursday.

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It's believed they ate something at their school.

IPSS Medical Rescue's Keith Pillay says the children from eMoyeni Primary School were nauseous and complained of severe stomach pains.

"On investigation, we went through sending multiple ambulances and response vehicles from EMS only to find out that kids had eaten something this morning - that is still under investigation.

"Initially, it started as indigestion with gastric reflux, severe abdominal pains with nausea. Only two of those 25 patients actually vomited."

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"No critically ill patients on scene, but all transported to Catherine Booth Hospital and local clinics within the area just to make sure that they are 100 percent okay.” 

KZN Education Department spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa says they're trying to establish exactly what happened.

"Apparently they ate some snacks. We are yet to confirm such details, but we are happy they are now receiving medical attention. We have sent our circuit manager to go and monitor."


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