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Jan 5, 2015

10:16:06 GMT--Biological Hazard - Asia - India

EDIS Number: BH-20150105-46554-IND

Date / time: 05/01/2015 09:44:13 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Odisha

Location: Puri

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: 40 person(s)

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


At least 40 tourists, hailing from West Bengal, fell ill over suspected food poisoning after having meal at an eating joint here, police said on Monday. The tourists, from Hooghli and Midnapore district of West Bengal, complained of vomiting, headache and nausea after consuming food from an eating joint near Swargadwar area yesterday evening, police officials said. 26 victims of alleged food poisoning were admitted to various hospitals in the town including the district headquarters hospital, they said. Most of the affected persons were discharged from hospitals today morning, hospital officials said.

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