India – 79 inmates discharged after Byculla food poisoning scare

The Hindu

Consumption of contaminated food or water likely cause of illness: JJ Hospital.

JJ Hospital on Saturday discharged 79 of the 87 inmates from Byculla jail, who were admitted on Thursday night after they showed symptoms of food poisoning. The patients included one male prisoner, 85 women prisoners and a four-month-old son of a woman inmate.

M.B. Tayade, Dean, JJ Hospital, said, “We weren’t able to detect what caused the symptoms. We initially suspected it to be a case of cholera as patients were vomiting and had diarrhoea, but since being admitted they have not shown any of these symptoms. Tests indicate that their electrolytes are at normal levels.”

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