56 children sickened after eating noodles

(Shanghai Daily)
Updated: 2006-10-23 17:12

Fifty-six children in a nursery school in southern China fell sick after eating cakes and noodles, Xinhua news agency reported today.

The children, aged three to six years old, were in the school in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, and fell ill late Friday after having the food for lunch and dinner, Xinhua said.

They suffered from high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, the report said, citing the local government.

Eighteen children were hospitalized late yesterday, Xinhua said, and the cause was under investigation.