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40 Waipahu students sickened by possible food poisoning

16 students, 1 adult reported in serious condition

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:45 a.m. HST, Dec 11, 2013


About 40 Waipahu Elementary School students and two staff members were sickened by possible food poisoning Tuesday afternoon.

Some were in serious condition, when Emergency Medical Services arrived after 2:30 p.m. today.

About 25 students were taken by three ambulances and a city bus with an EMS paramedic on board, to four different hospitals, Department of Emergency Services spokeswoman Shayne Enright said.

Of that number, 16 children and one woman were in serious condition and nine children and one man were in stable condition when EMS transported them to the hospitals, Enright said.

Enright said more students were sick, but some were taken by their parents to the hospital.

Department of Education spokesman Donalyn Dela Cruz said students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade fell ill today beginning at about 1:15 p.m., vomiting after lunch.

Parents were notified when students were transported to hospitals, Dela Cruz said.

Some of the older children began getting sick at the afterschool program, she said.

Dela Cruz said the Department of Health has been notified.

The investigation is focused on the school lunch.







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q_annie wrote:
hope their all okay!
on December 10,2013 | 04:07PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
They are
on December 10,2013 | 06:31PM
username_required wrote:
Lovely photo accompanying the article. Excellent composition.
on December 10,2013 | 04:18PM
localguy wrote:
Typical result from a SA cub reporter.
on December 10,2013 | 05:13PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well ......
on December 10,2013 | 06:31PM
what wrote:
Perhaps you wanted pictures of puking children?
on December 10,2013 | 11:15PM
joseph007 wrote:
if it bleeds, it leads. anything to please the editor.
on December 11,2013 | 07:16AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Possible food poisoning........ya think!
on December 10,2013 | 04:54PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
They will need to look at lab reports to determine the common denominator.
on December 10,2013 | 06:33PM
wahine wrote:
God Bless the Children
on December 10,2013 | 04:55PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes, because in 65 years, those children will lead this world.
on December 10,2013 | 06:33PM
sanoname wrote:
GOD BLESS THE KID LET PRAY FOR FAST RECOVERY
on December 10,2013 | 06:22PM
environmental_lady wrote:
I'll be curious to find out what was the source of the food contamination.
on December 10,2013 | 10:08PM
what wrote:
Couldn't throw away the leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
on December 10,2013 | 11:15PM
HanabataDays wrote:
'Ilio stew.
on December 11,2013 | 05:44AM
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