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56 in hospital after eating pork in China

CHINA - Fifty-six people were hospitalised after eating pork at a marketplace in south China's Guangdong province, says state media.
calendar icon 29 May 2007
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Pigs are seen in a pen on the outskirts of Beijing in April 2007. Fifty-six people were hospitalised after eating pork at a marketplace in south China's Guangdong province, state media reported Monday.

The victims, all from Yangshutou village, suffered stomach aches and vomiting on Saturday after eating the pork at a local festival, Xinhua news agency reported, citing an unnamed villager.

The villager said 12 of the cases were serious and victims had to receive emergency treatment at the county hospital, while all the others were being treated at a local clinic.

Source: TERRANET Plus