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Event Type Food - General Food Safety News  Date Time 2022-05-03 01:17:00 
Country IN  City Kozhikode, KL 
Latitude 11.259  Longitude 75.780 
URL https://www.news9live.com/health/shigella-bacteria-outbreak-behind-suspected-food-poisoning-incident-in-kerala-168501     

[news9live.com] INDIA - Shigella Bacteria Outbreak Behind Suspected Food Poisoning Incident In Kerala

"An outbreak of Shigella bacteria is believed to be the reason behind the recent incident of suspected food poisoning in Kasaragod district, where around 58 people fell ill and a young girl died after consuming food -- specifically 'shawarma' -- from an eatery here, a senior district health official said. The official said that samples of five patients -- who were the most symptomatic -- out of all the infected persons were collected and sent for testing to the Kozhikode Medical College and three of the tests came back positive for the bacteria on Tuesday."

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