JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

24 tourists get food poisoning in Vietnam’s Da Nang City

24 tourists get food poisoning in Vietnam’s Da Nang City

Wednesday, August 03, 2022, 13:52 GMT+7
24 tourists get food poisoning in Vietnam’s Da Nang City
This image shows two of the 24 tourists treated for food poisoning at Hospital 119 in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on August 2, 2022. Photo: H. Chau / Tuoi Tre

Twenty-four tourists among a large group in Da Nang were hospitalized for signs of food poisoning several days after they came to the central Vietnamese city from Hanoi, doctors said.

On Tuesday morning, Hospital 199, under the Ministry of Public Security, located in Son Tra District, Da Nang, received some members of the group, consisting of some 100 travelers in total, who suffered food poisoning symptoms including abdominal pain and vomiting.

By 8:00 pm of the same day, the total number of patients had amounted to 24, said Nguyen Tan Hai, head of the Da Nang City Food Safety Management Board. 

Doctors administered intravenous fluids to the patients and provided them with digestive enzymes in order to stabilize their health conditions soon.

“So far almost all these poisoning cases have recovered, with no serious complications,” a representative of the hospital said. 

Most of the patients have been discharged from the hospital as they have been scheduled to take a flight back to Hanoi on Wednesday, only two patients stayed at the hospital, including one child, for further treatment and care, doctors said.

Hai told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday that his agency assigned a team to collect relevant information from the patients and the firm that organized the tour for them, who arrived in Da Nang several days earlier.

“We have recorded the addresses of all the restaurants where the tourist group came during their stay in the city," Hai said.

"We will work with each of the eateries to clarify the cause of the food poisoning."

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Vinh Tho - Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre News


Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news

Greenland treads softly on tourism as icebergs melt

As tourists flock to Greenland to take in its breathtaking icebergs and natural beauty, authorities are mulling ways to control crowds to protect the fragile environment, already threatened by global warming