Rabat - Twenty-five children have been urgently hospitalized due to food poisoning at a summer camp in El Jadida in Al Haouzia province.
Rabat – Twenty-five children have been urgently hospitalized due to food poisoning at a summer camp in El Jadida in Al Haouzia province.
The joy of 25 children taking part in a summer camp in El Jadida turned into a nightmare. They started vomiting, one after the other, after they had eaten spaghetti with meatballs for dinner on Saturday evening, the outlet Kifache reported.
Immediately after dinner, the children began showing symptoms of food poisoning, including severe stomach aches and frequent vomiting.
According to the outlet, the 25 children were taken immediately to the regional hospital of El Jadida, where they were rushed to a private room for medical examination.
A source from the regional hospital told Kifache that the children’s condition was stable and that it was not cause for concern.
Khalid Amal, the regional Ministry of Health’s delegate in El Jadida and a doctor of the epidemiology department, went to the spot shortly after learning of the incident.
An investigation was opened and samples of the food were taken for laboratory analysis.
Amal asserted that only three cases had been transferred to another pediatric hospital.
The medical official said no complications occurred among the children infected with food poisoning as of Sunday, July 22. Some children are gradually gaining strength and do not show any more worrying signs.
“In parallel with medical examination and poisoning diagnosis, such as frequent vomiting and acute stomach pain, the medical staff continued to check, administer medication, keep the children under medical surveillance,” he added.