Food poisoning at Gauteng school

2012-10-02 17:00

Johannesburg - More than 100 Meyerton school hildren were treated for food poisoning after falling sick on Tuesday, paramedics said.

ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said 105 children took ill with diarrhoea and vomiting.

"They suspect food poisoning, but they're not too sure what food it was," Banks said.

Paramedics and provincial health officials arrived on the scene with the province's "disaster bus" to treat the children.

Banks said the children were safe and had been taken to the Vereeniging and Sebokeng hospitals and various clinics.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 17:09

    A frightening scenario. This can happen so quickly,especially now with the weather warming up.

  • porshe.vrebec - 2012-10-02 17:11

    Now i know why my 7yr nephew refuse to it this food.i wish yhey recover well, shame...

  • makavelithedonkilluminati.shakur - 2012-10-02 17:32

    If its not the department of education then its the department of health f*#king up.And I'm sure Zuma will do nothing about this because he is too concerned about his retirement resort(Nkandla).

  • arnold.niemand.5 - 2012-10-02 17:40

    will be interesting to see whether the caterers premises and equipment meets the required health standards, but like everything else I am sure that no H&S checks are carried out...maybe I am wrong, will be a pleasant surprise.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-02 17:48

    School "hildren" update that spell checker lol

  • mknnko003 - 2012-10-02 18:10


  • nico.vandermerwe.54 - 2012-10-02 18:24

    Thought is was school holiday?

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-10-02 18:55

      hool holiday.

      petertarrant - 2012-10-02 18:59

      Gauteng schools re-opened on Monday, some other provinces' schools only re-open next Monday

      ivan.lockett.5 - 2012-10-02 19:10

      It is school holidays. All non private schools are on holiday for a week.

  • debbie.bolton.127 - 2012-10-02 19:17

    Ag shame I know how they felt, I came down with diarrhoea on friday and the most excrutiating pain, am still not over it, hope the little ones are okay

  • Johnelle Olivier - 2012-10-02 20:07

    Maybe Malema had his finger in this pie as well!

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-02 21:46

    Everything simply gets dirtyer in this country,we all know why!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-10-03 05:44

    Um where is the editor??? Because he / she didnt do their job on this report: i have copied and pasted :Meyerton school hildren. what the F%&k is a hildren?

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