Clinic set up for Mthatha food poisoning

2011-02-09 14:06

Mthatha - The Eastern Cape health department has set up a mobile clinic at an Mthatha school where hundreds of pupils are suffering from suspected food poisoning.

Spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said on Wednesday that about 400 students, all staying at a hostel at the Umtata Technical High School, were suffering from stomach cramps and diarrhoea, with some even "collapsing".

They had started showing the symptoms on Tuesday.

The clinic was set up at the school on Wednesday morning, and some of the pupils had required rehydration.

The department had asked the local authority to send health officers to investigate, as food poisoning was suspected.

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  • The_Truth - 2011-02-09 14:13

    Did they eat any cat or crocodile?

  • Paul - 2011-02-09 14:18

    Look deeper and you will probably find its alcohol poisoning.

  • alexander.lombard - 2011-02-09 14:21

    Must be dem free cheken.

  • The_Truth - 2011-02-09 14:46

    Log this one. "2011 matric failures at Umtata Technical High Scool very high as a result of food poisoning on 9 February 2011"

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-09 14:48


  • Expat - 2011-02-09 14:58

    Hau sjoe baba the collich end the cahntree eetis dehtie, all 2 of them she is fool of gemz, viva afrika viva!

  • Esethu - 2011-02-09 15:01

    its olweiz the case with Mthatha high schools at this time of the year

      Totman - 2011-02-09 15:35

      Do you perhaps know why? I hope some-one will go deeper into this.

  • Christo - 2011-02-09 15:37

    No, they are all from the Youth league fest, (food was too "rich" for them) bwhahahahahahahha

  • Gift - 2011-02-09 19:47

    foul play

  • BigMoose - 2011-02-10 08:17

    Witchcraft. Call Dr. Sangoma toll free now on 0800 SALMONELLA

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