Nineteen middle-school students were taken to hospital with
suspected food poisoning in Changchun, capital of northeast China's
Jilin Province, on Monday.
The students, all from the middle school affiliated to Jilin
University, developed vomiting and diarrhoea at about 4:00 PM after
having lunch at the school restaurant, a school official said.
They were sent to university hospitals immediately. By 10:00 PM,
seven students had been discharged and 12 were still receiving
The hospitalized students were in stable condition and the
hospitals were yet to confirm if they have food poisoning, said the
official who declined to be named.
An investigation into the incident is underway.
(Xinhua News Agency April 17, 2007)