Undiagnosed Food-borne disease – India

August 19, 2021 – A case of food poisoning was reported in approximately 200 people in Assam, India. The 200 individuals complained of symptoms related to food poisoning after consuming prasad and other foods at a religious event in the Hojai district on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. The patients were admitted to hospitals in Hojai and Nagaon for treatment after complaining of symptoms on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. No deaths were reported. The cases were a combination of adults and children of varying genders.

Symptoms reported by some of the patients included fever and vomiting. These symptoms are generally symptoms associated with food poisoning. However, the specific origin and identification of the of the sources (i.e., bacteria, parasite, etc.) is still unknown. Officials are currently monitoring the outbreak, according to the source.

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