No connection between food poisoning outbreak and water disruption

KUALA LUMPUR: There is no connection between the recent food poisoning outbreak and the water disruption in Klang Valley, the Health Ministry has said.

Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pix) was responding to a recent viral message advising the public to exercise caution when they are eating out or purchasing any beverage outside.

The message also linked the outbreak as the reason why the water authorities are conducting piping repair works.

Yesterday 76 staff from the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital (HTAR) were hit with a severe bout of food poisoning following a weekly department staff meeting.

Noor Hisham Abdullah also said there hasn't been any further food poisoning incidents reported based on monitoring exercises conducted.

He added that all the incidents so far were isolated cases and were under control.

He stressed that these cases have no relation in any way with the water supply or scheduled water disruption happening next week.

Noor Hisham said that the ministry will continue to monitor food poisoning incidents in the country while urging the public not to worry or believe in any viral message that is unverified by the ministry.

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