Philippine Army Probes Food Poisoning of Boy & Girl Scout in Sulu

Philippine Army Investigates Food Poisoning Incident in Sulu Involving Boy & Girl Scouts

The Philippine Army is investigating the reported food poisoning incident that affected boy and girl scouts in Sulu.

The military is currently determining the cause of the alleged food poisoning that occurred during the 35th Joint Boys Scout and Girls Scout of the Philippines Institutional Camp at Camp Bud Datu, Barangay Tagbak, Indanan, Sulu.

According to Philippine Army Spokesperson Col. Xerxes Trinidad, 78 students and 22 adults, including a soldier and Girls Scout Executive Helen Hajan, experienced dizziness, stomach ache, and fainting after eating the prepared food on Saturday (February 25, 2023).

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The victims were immediately brought to the Sanitarium Hospital, Integrated Provincial Health Office, and Camp Bautista Station Hospital for treatment.

As of the latest report, 88 patients have been discharged and have returned home while 12 students are expected to go home today. Integrated Provincial Health Office has sent food samples for examination. Col.

Trinidad also mentioned that the 8th Field Artillery Battalion, Army Artillery Regiment of the Philippine Army provided the food served during the said activity.

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Food poisoning is a common illness caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. It is a gastrointestinal disorder that can cause a range of symptoms, from mild stomach upset to severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.

Symptoms of food poisoning can vary depending on the type of bacteria or virus that caused it. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and dehydration. Symptoms can appear within hours of eating contaminated food or can take days to develop.

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