Nearly 100 students treated for food poisoning in Egypt

2017-03-22 16:14
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Cairo - Egypt's Health Ministry says 98 students in the Nile Delta north of Cairo have been treated for food poisoning symptoms in the second case of suspected mass poisoning caused by government-issued lunches this month.

Hanaa Sorour, a ministry official based in the delta, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that all the affected students were released from the hospital after suffering stomach aches, vomiting and a slight fever the day before. The ministry is studying food samples to determine the cause.

More than 2 200 students experienced similar symptoms last week after consuming school lunches in the southern province of Sohag.

The government launched a program in 2015 to provide meals in public schools.

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