Over one hundred and fifty people have fallen ill in a food poisoning epidemic in the Tampere region, according to health officials on Monday.
The epidemic, described as exceptionally large by the Valkeakoski hospital, is suspected to originate from salad served at various staff canteens in Tampere late last week. Officials noted that no further cases have been diagnosed since Friday.
The food poisoning affected 50-80 people in Tampere, and one hundred people in Valkeakoski.
Some of those suffering from food poisoning have had violent symptoms lasting 1-3 days, but no lives have been in danger.
Samples of food served at the canteens have been sent to be examined at a laboratory. Results are expected later on Monday.