140 students poisoned in Changchun
Updated: 2004-05-19 16:12
A student is
under medical treatment for food poisoning after taking fried
rice and eggs in Changchun University, Northeast China's Jilin Province, May 19, 2004.
As many as 144 students were reported to suffer nausea, sickness, fever and even
coma after taking the breakfast in the school dining hall. Doctors
blamed nitrite for the poisoning and all the poisoned students are now in
safe condition after receiving gastric lavage and oxygen inhalation in two
All the poisoned students, from the vocational
school attached to Changchun University, were reported to suffer nausea,
sickness, fever and even coma. Doctors blamed nitrite for the poisoning.
The dining hall has been closed by the local police, and investigation is
still underway. [Xinhua]
Doctors said none of the poisoned student was
in critical condition. [Xinhua]
The university has urged all the students who
ate the same food to have a medical examination.