25 Apr '11, 4am

More than 300 people in China hospitalised after 2 food poisoning cases, 15 in critical condition

More than 300 people in China hospitalised after 2 food poisoning cases, 15 in critical condition

Two food poisoning cases in Hunan and Shaanxi provinces over the weekend sent more than 300 people to hospitals for treatment. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ANN BEIJING - TWO food poisoning cases in Hunan and Shaanxi provinces over the weekend sent more than 300 people to hospitals for treatment. In Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province, 286 villagers were sent to hospitals for examinations and 91 were diagnosed with food poisoning on Saturday after attending a wedding, according to Changsha-based Rednet.cn, an Internet portal. The food poisoning is suspected to be the result of ingesting clenbuterol, a substance used to increase the amount of lean meat in pigs, a nurse with the emergency department at the No 3 Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, in Changsha, told China Daily on the phone on Sunday. Fifteen of the patients at the hospital were in critical c...

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