Dozens hospitalised with food poisoning in Egypt Nile Delta village

Ahram Online , Sunday 31 Jul 2016

Around 40 people became sick with food poisoning after eating at a wedding party in Kafr El-Sheikh

Over 40 people were hospitalised late on Saturday after they became sick from food poisoning in the Nile Delta governorate Kafr El-Sheikh, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Fifteen ambulances were sent to those afflicted after they ate from food served at a wedding party in the village of Abu Raya.

Food poisoning is common in Egypt where basic public hygiene standards are poorly enforced.

In April, more than 80 people were hospitalised due to a similar food poisoning incident after they were served at a wedding party in a village in Beni Suef, south of Cairo.

In April 2015, over 700 people in the Nile Delta governorate of Sharqiya contracted food poisoning that was blamed on contaminated tap water. 

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