Food poisoning kills 11 persons in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China

Health authorities have reported that at least 11 people have died due to food poisoning in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. An additional 150 cases have become ill with gastro-intestinal symptoms.

An investigation to find the cause is underway, but to date the cause of this suspected food borne intoxication (food poisoning) is unknown.

Travellers in this area should take all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Food and Water Contamination.

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