JOHOR BARU: A total of 120 students at Sekolah Menengah Agama Kerajaan Johor in Kluang have come down with food poisoning.
State Health director Dr Aman Rabu said the incident occurred at about 10.20am on Monday (Jan 13) after 120 students from a total of 474 students showed symptoms of stomach ache, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, headache, and fever.
"The fried noodles served to the students during breakfast have been identified as the cause of food poisoning.
"Initially, about 10 students were brought to the Mengkibol Health Clinic and 60 others were brought to Enche Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital in Kluang for further health screening," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (Jan 14).
He added that a team from the Kluang District Health Office arrived at the school at about 11am.
"All 120 students were given outpatient treatment and none of them was warded," he said, adding that the PKD was still investigating the real cause of the food poisoning.
Dr Aman added that clinical samples from the students, school environment, and food handlers have been taken and brought to the PKD lab for analysis.
He also said inspections have also been conducted at the school kitchen by PKD Kluang Food Safety and Quality Division.
Dr Aman added that the school kitchen has also been ordered to temporarily shut down under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 for the purpose of disinfecting the premises and to conduct further investigation.
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