Sham Shui PoThe Health and Community News reports that the Centre for Health Protection is investigating a suspected food poisoning case involving 10 women who fell sick after consuming take-away food from a restaurant in Sham Shui Po and home-made food.

The patients, aged 26 to 55, developed stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and fever from about five to 56 hours after having the food around noon on September 7. Their symptoms were generally mild.

Two sought medical treatment from Kwong Wah Hospital’s Accident & Emergency Department and Caritas Medical Centre. Five others consulted private doctors. None required hospitalistion. Initial investigations showed bacteria could be the likely cause of the outbreak. Further investigation is in progress.