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Food and water poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China

Food and water poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China

The affected people are in stable condition, with 21 of them still hospitalised.

Beijing: At least 320 people, mostly children, have been hospitalised in east China's Jiangxi Province in a suspected case of food and water poisoning, officials said on Thursday.

The patients, aged from 3 to 18 years old, suffered from diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pains and fever since Sunday in Lianhua County, according to the county health bureau.

Initial investigations suggest that the victims contracted a bacterial infection from food or water poisoning, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. The affected people are in stable condition, with 21 of them still hospitalised.

Police is investigating the cause of the illness, the bureau said.

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