Portugal – 27 children in Faro Hospital with symptoms of food poisoning

The Portugal News

A total of 27 children were taken to the University Hospital Centre of the Algarve in Faro on 27 May “with symptoms compatible with food poisoning”, but with no need for hospitalisation, a source at the hospital told the Lusa news agency.

“There were 27 children admitted to the emergency department with symptoms compatible with food poisoning, all stable and, so far, with no need for hospitalisation”, a source at Faro Hospital explained.

The Faro District Command of Rescue Operations (CDOS) said the incident had occurred at the Dr João Lúcio primary school, in Fuseta, in Olhão.

Contacted by Lusa news agency, the mayor of Olhão, António Pina, said he was “trying to find out details”, indicating that it was possibly a case of food poisoning.

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