Eight people from Bac Kan Province, northern Vietnam suffered food poisoning after having dinner at a house on Saturday evening, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Doctors from Bac Kan General Hospital confirmed on Sunday they had received eight patients who needed emergency treatment for food poisoning.
On Saturday evening, the family of N.T.H. in Nong Thuong Commune, Bac Kan City welcomed their relatives from northern Ha Giang Province and some neighbors for dinner.
Eight people who joined the meal, including H. and her husband, their two daughters and two sons-in-law, and two neighbors, later showed signs of severe poisoning and began to lose their consciousness.
Local residents rushed them to Bac Kan General Hospital for emergency treatment.
Among the eight patients, three suffered respiratory failure and needed breathing support from ventilators.
As of Sunday morning, the three were no longer in a critical state, but two of them were transferred to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi for further treatment.
The remaining six patients were in stable conditions.
Preliminary information showed that the patients had eaten carp soup cooked with wild vegetables.
Health authorities in Bac Kan Province are working with relevant agencies to determine the cause of the food poisoning.
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