As of Sunday evening, altogether 56 children, aging from three
to six, from a nursery in east China's Jiangxi Province suffered high fever, vomiting
and diarrhea for some undetected reason, said the local government
All the 56 kids are from the province's Shangrao Nursery, who
went to different hospitals in the city successively due to high
fever since 3:00 AM Saturday.
The temperatures of some children even exceeded 40 degrees
Celsius, or 104 Fahrenheit degrees, said the hospital sources.
Their parents said that the children ate cakes and noodles with
bean sprout for lunch and supper on Friday.
The headmaster of the nursery, surnamed Zhao, said currently
18children out of the total 56 have been hospitalized for further
The local health department has already started to investigate
the cause of the incident.
(Xinhua News Agency October 23, 2006)