100 workers hospitalised in Tien Giang for food poisoning

More than 100 workers of Wondo Vina Limited Company in the Mekong Delta Province of Tien Giang were hospitalised on Wednesday afternoon with suspected symptoms of food poisoning.

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Workers being treated at hospital for food poisoning. 

According to the Vietnam News Agency reporter in Tien Giang Province, the total number of ill patients, so far, has reached 187. Over 130 patients were discharged from hospital on Thursday afternoon. The remaining 56 patients are still being treated. 

Nguyen Van Be, director of the healthcare centre of Cho Gao District, said the patients developed symptoms of vomiting, dizziness and stomachache. 

The hospital had to mobilise all its staff and equipment to treat such a large number of patients. 

Four pregnant females and other seriously-ill patients were transferred to the provincial General Hospital for further treatment. 

According to workers, on Wednesday, they had lunch consisting of chicken curry and bread. 

Authorised agencies of Tien Giang Province have taken food samples for testing. 

This is the third time workers of this company have suffered from food poisoning and been admitted to hospital. 

In 2013, up to 1,200 workers fell ill due to food poisoning. In 2015, more than 100 workers suffered from the illness. 

Wondo Vina Limited Company, located in Long Binh Dien Commune, Cho Gao District, specialises in textile manufacturing for export. 


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