The Canadian Press reports that approximately 100 guests took ill after a wedding over the weekend in the central Serbian town of Kragujevac, a local health official said. The clinic for infectious diseases in the town 90 kilometres southeast of the capital, Belgrade, treated about 100 patients for food poisoning symptoms, clinic specialist Ljiljana Nesic said.
The patients had all attended a wedding ceremony and a banquet at the town’s most popular hotel, Nesic said, recounting how many described eating an appetizer with a “weird colour” and consuming the popular Serbian cheese “kajmak,” which “appeared to have melted” in the heat.
Within hours the wedding guests took ill and reported to the clinic with complaints that included high fever, diarrhea and vomiting. Six of the patients were hospitalized while the rest were released after treatment.
The bride and groom were not reported among those treated.