Mass food poisoning afflicts Cairo students


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The Independent Online

Nearly 500 students from a university in Cairo have been admitted to hospital with food poisoning.

A health ministry official said that all 479 food poisoning cases came from Al-Azhar University’s dormitories in the capital’s Nasr City district. The poisonings occurred after a meal served at the dormitories on Monday.

The outbreak led to a protest outside residence halls by hundreds of students angered by the incident, blocking roads and chanting slogans against the university’s management.