Food poisoning has sickened 86 children from two daycare centers in Montgomery, AL hospitalizing 30 of them, according to an alert from the state department of health. Three Montgomery hospitals treated children for symptoms including lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. All but one were treated and released.
The kitchen at the Sunnyside Child Care Center has been closed. The child care center is remaining closed while the investigation is ongoing.
The illnesses were first reported June 23 by a concerned parent. The Health officials are analyzing clinical and environmental samples collected from the daycare centers and evaluating questionnaires from those sickened.
Health officials urge parents of children who were sickened to keep them home until investigators learn more. Children must be free of fever and other symptoms for 24 hours before returning to day care or school.