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Food poisoning sickens Japanese schoolchildren - sandnsea - 02-15-2011 10:20 AM
More than 950 schoolchildren have fallen ill at nine schools on Japan's northern Hokkaido island in a suspected outbreak of food poisoning.
Thirteen children are in hospital in the city of Iwamizawa; 48 teachers and other school staff also have symptoms.
The affected schools will remain closed until the end of the week.
The outbreak was so widespread because, like many cities in Japan, Iwamizawa operates large central kitchens which deliver food each day to many schools.