SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) _ Authorities in Bosnia’s capital have declared a food poisoning epidemic after nearly 200 preschool children became sick at public day care centers in Sarajevo.
Local health minister Emira Tanovic-Mikulec declared the epidemic on Monday. Lab tests show that the food the children ate last week was infected with salmonella enteridis.
Out of the 193 children with fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, 51 had to be hospitalized but none are in a life-threatening condition, hospital officials say.
About 2,900 kids eat food prepared in a central kitchen that supplies the 29 centers in Sarajevo. The symptoms started last Wednesday when macaroni with cheese and eggs was on the menu.