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10 days ago, a group of food poisoning symptoms appeared in a kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province. The number of patients increased to 100 today (25th) as children with stomach aches continued to appear. Fourteen of them show so-called hamburger disease, in which kidney function is impaired.

First, reporter Sangmin Kim.

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the 16th, four original students showed symptoms of food poisoning at a kindergarten in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do.

The next day, as suspicion of food poisoning continued, the health authorities inspected over 280 people, including suppliers, to their natives, families, and staff.

As a result, intestinal hemorrhagic E. coli was detected in 42 original students and 1 teacher.

It is known to become infected when eating poorly cooked beef or contaminated food, but it is characterized by severe abdominal pain and diarrhea.

On the 16th, when Ansan City first discovered that there was a group of food poisoning, Ansan City ordered the kindergarten to be closed from the 19th.

Fourteen, including thirteen, had symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome called a hamburger disease, a complication of intestinal hemorrhagic E. coli.

Hamburger's disease is a disease in which about half of the patients need to undergo dialysis treatment and there is a risk of damaging the kidneys.

[Father's father: I only knew that it was general enteritis, but my kidney function wasn't improving, so I was talking about dialysis.

Authorities are weighing on the likelihood that a collective infection may have 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.

Among them, in another kindergarten in Ansan, 8 native students and 1 teacher showed symptoms of norovirus infection, and 195 are being examined.

(Video coverage: Hong Jong-soo, video editing: Park Jin-hun)

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