YANGON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — At least 48 children were hospitalized here in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday over suspected food poisoning, according to local rescue organizations.
“The children had symptoms such as fever, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting,” Nyunt Soe, a rescue worker from Shwe Yaung Twe Latt rescue organization, told Xinhua.
Those affected included 17 children from a primary school in Thaketa township in Yangon, he said.
Some children said they developed the symptoms after having fried vermicelli, he said, adding that they were taken to hospitals by ambulances immediately.
Most of the affected children turned better in the evening, but six were still under intensive care at Yankin Children’s Hospital, said Ba Ba Gyi, another rescue official