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Biological Health Hazard – Mass Food Poisoning: Nawada District, Bihar State, India


Published Date: 2017-04-17 11:55:59
Subject: PRO/EDR> Foodborne illness – India (02): (BR) RFI
Archive Number: 20170417.4975686

Google Map: Bihar, India

Date: Mon 17 Apr 2017 2:16 pm IST
Source: Indian Express, Press Trust of India (PTI) report [edited]

Suspected food poisoning indisposed about 200 people, including women and children, at Aanti in [Nawada] district, an official said today, [17 Apr 2017]. About 200 people complained of nausea and vomiting after having dinner at a ‘Shradh’ ceremony last night [16 Apr 2017], Block Development Officer [BDO] Prabhakar Singh said. 40 affected people were undergoing treatment at the Nawada Sadar hospital, its Deputy Superintendent Ramnandan Singh said.

Others were getting treatment at several nursing homes and nearby Primary Health Centre, the BDO said adding that some of the people were in serious condition.

Communicated by:

[This outbreak appears to have been caused by a short incubation etiology causing vomiting. It is likely to have staphylococcal enterotoxin as its etiology. – Mod.LL

Maps of India can be seen at and – Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]

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Related Event

Biological Hazard in India on Friday, 2015-04-17 at 12:52 UTC.

Asia – India | State of Bihar, Madhubani District, Phoolparas
Location: 26°20’48.7″N 86°04’17.6″E
Bio-hazard Level: 2/4 Medium
Deaths: unknown
Humans Infected: ~ 200

Nearly 200 people, including 40 children, were admitted to a hospital in Bihar on Friday after they ate “poisoned food” at a marriage, a health official said. The incident was reported from Phoolparas in Madhubani district, about 170 km from here. Soon after having the food, they complained of stomach pain and started vomiting, a district health official said. All of them were admitted to a state-run hospital in Phulparas. The official said it is suspected to be a case of food poisoning and food samples and vomit samples have been collected for testing.


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