Sat, April 21, 2012
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68 pupils still hospitalized in Yunnan food poisoning

2012-04-21 05:26:05 GMT2012-04-21 13:26:05(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KUNMING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Sixty-eight of 129 children hospitalized after a suspected case of food poisoning at a primary school in southwest China's Yunnan province remain in hospital on Saturday, local authorities have said.

Around 7:50 a.m. Friday at the Ale Primary School in Luxi county, the students began to suffer headaches, vomiting and diarrhea after having breakfast at school, according to the local government of Luxi.

Sixty-one students have checked out of hospital and the rest, with their symptoms already disappeared, are expected to leave in two to three days, said Zhu Shujie, a doctor at the Luxi County People's Hospital.

Further investigation in the incident is underway.

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