Sarajevo - Authorities in Bosnia's capital have declared a food poisoning epidemic after nearly 200 preschool children became sick at public day care centres 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.
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Out of the 193 children with fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, 51 had to be hospitalised 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 centres in Sarajevo. The symptoms started last Wednesday when macaroni with cheese and eggs was on the menu.