According to a report by China Economic Weekly on June 24, nearly 200 children at the “Jiedibao Wanke Golden Joy City Kindergarten” in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, suffered symptoms of food poisoning on June 17 and needed medical attention. Some remained hospitalized for a week.
As reported by Chinanews.com, a Lianhu District Education Bureau staff member said that the illness was initially determined to be caused by a salmonella infection but should await official confirmation.
According to Wang, a parent of one child, more than 200 children at Jiedibao Wanke Kindergarten developed different degrees of food poisoning. The symptoms were high fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. In the most severe cases, blood in the stool and coma.