Gastroenteritis – India

Over 170 persons were hospitalised of suspected food poisoning, after they consumed food at a government function in Karbi, Assam, India.

A 35-year-old man who reportedly attended the programme in Diphu on Tuesday died at his residence.

Food samples have been sent to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for analysis.

198 people reported sick on Tuesday with stomach cramps, vomiting or diarrhoea. They were all part of the programme to launch the first academic session of the MBBS at the new Diphu Medical College and Hospital and were handed two food packets, including one with sweet and other snacks and another one which had Egg Biryani.

35 had been admitted to the hospital. Most people who were admitted have meanwhile been released.

State’s health department is conducting an enquiry.

Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.

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