Sick Joburg pupils mostly discharged

2011-02-24 10:44

Johannesburg - Ninety percent of the pupils who fell ill at a school roadshow have been discharged from hospital, medical group Netcare said on Thursday.

"The majority of kids we saw were not seriously affected...we discharged 90% of them and they are well," spokesperson Mandy Toubkin told Sapa.

"They were admitted mostly for observation overnight. There were no children that were gravely ill," she said.

Toubkin said the health department would determine whether the children had fallen ill because of contaminated food.

At least 60 pupils from Mulbarton Primary School, south of Johannesburg, fell ill after attending a roadshow at their school on Wednesday afternoon. Pupils complained of nausea, stomach cramps and vomiting, Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeff Wicks said.

The children were aged between 6 and 12.

They were taken to Garden City Hospital, Mulbarton Hospital and the Union Hospital in Alberton.

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  • odin.rapscallion - 2011-02-24 12:08

    Why is there no mention that it was Nestle who were doing a roadshow, promoting their seriously unhealthy crap to kids?

      AJ - 2011-02-24 12:14

      You seen the new 'Nutella for breakfast' ads on TV? Seriously.....

  • mptshehla1 - 2011-02-24 19:19

    Service providers for big events like to use cheap food and sometimes expired food to cater during events. they do this beacause they want to gain more profit. some use fresh food but cannot cook them well, they just practise to mix the ingredients and they end producing poisonous products that are not good for the human body. Mahomole

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