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number of bequest boxes continues to increase in relation to a group food poisoning accident that began in kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do. To date, the number of people who have tested positive for intestinal hemorrhagic E. coli has totaled 49.

Reporter Kwon Aeri reports.

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a kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, where four children showed symptoms of food poisoning on the 16th, 295 people have been tested for food poisoning, including other natives, families, staff, and suppliers.

Health officials say more people have tested positive for intestinal hemorrhagic E. coli, with a total of 49.

Of the total testers, 147 were negative and 104 were waiting for the test results.

22 hospitalized children are receiving decentralized treatment at two hospitals in Ansan, as well as nine hospitals in Seoul, Suwon, and Anyang.

It has been reported that the status of 14 children with so-called hamburger disease has not changed significantly.

Hamburger disease is a high-risk disease in which half of patients need dialysis treatment.

[Father's father: I only thought it was general enteritis, but my kidney function wasn't working, so it was a bit terrifying that the child was talking about dialysis.] The

authorities are weighing the possibility that a group infection occurred during the feeding process.

However, when kindergarten food poisoning occurs, six kinds of foods to be preserved are discarded and an epidemiological investigation is conducted with only the remaining ingredients.

Along with this, in another kindergarten in Ansan, 8 original students and 1 teacher showed symptoms of norovirus infection, and 195 are being examined.