21 Sep. 2008
PR# 2008-495

ISAF offers assistance after suspected wide scale food poisoning in Nuristan

KABUL, Afghanistan — ISAF forces in Nuristan have offered medical support and assistance after a case of mass food poisoning was reported in Nuristan.

Over 350 people were reported as having fallen ill with the symptoms of severe food poisoning after the iftar yesterday evening.  Approximately 160 of the patients are being treated at the Puran Health Clinic and 200 others, who are less ill, were treated at the local ANP station.

Although the cause of the illness is not fully understood it is believed to be a straight forward case of food poisoning and the matter is being investigated by the ANP.

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