Undiagnosed Food-borne disease – India

November 23, 2021 – Approximately 70 individuals fell ill from suspected food poisoning in Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), India. The individuals were female students at an all-girls school, Kasturba Gandhi Girls’ School. They experienced symptoms after consuming food at the mess hall on Monday night, November 22, 2021.

Some of the symptoms reported by the students include vomiting and general feelings of uneasiness. They were all admitted to hospitals for medical treatment and are currently in stable conditions. No deaths have been reported.

Though food poisoning is the suspected diagnosis, further testing is being conducted by the medical staff. This includes collecting samples from the students and continuing to examine their health status. According to officials of the source, no further information will be made available until cleared by doctors and other permitted persons.

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