More than 30 children have been hospitalized with possible food poisoning at the Sunnyside Child Care Center on Norman Bridge Road in Montgomery, Alabama, according to AlabamaNews.net. The children have been suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps.
Some children must remain at the hospital overnight tonight at Baptist South for monitoring. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tom Miller said lab work is being conducted to determine what caused the illnesses. First impressions is that contaminated food may have been served at the daycare.
Other news reports are that more than 60 children have been taken to emergency rooms with food poisoning symptoms. The hospital has opened a unit just for these children, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
Some children were taken to the hospital by ambulance, and others brought by their parents. At 9:30 pm local time on June 23, 2015, the number of children who had been seen at hospitals may have been more than 60.
Environmental samples are being taken at the daycare center. Public health officials don’t expect to have any answers about the bacteria that may be causing the illnesses, or how the children were exposed until morning.