213 Hospitalized in Mexican Food Poisoning
2012-04-30 13:30:07 m.cri.cn Web Editor: yangyang66
As many as 213 people, mostly children, have been hospitalized due to food poisoning in Acapulco, a major sea port on the Pacific coast of Mexico, an official said Sunday.
They were afflicted by vomiting, diarrhea and high fever after eating food at a Children's Day event at an elementary school, said Lazaro Mazon Alonso, a health official of Guerrero state, where the resort is located.
Alonso said most victims were in stable condition and an official report on the cause of the incident would be released Monday.
The victims were being treated at different clinics around the resort, 300 km southwest of Mexico City, but no deaths have been reported, Alonso added.
The food served at the event consisted of roast beef, spaghetti and cake, which initially sickened 84 people, including three adults.
The number of victims rose to 213, including seven adults, by 11 p.m. local time Saturday (0500 GMT Sunday), Alonso said.