Food Poison Victims Discharged from Hospital

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Six members of the family who were admitted after eating what was suspected to be poisoned food have been discharged from Masaka referral hospital.

Six members of the family who were admitted after eating what was suspected to be poisoned food have been discharged from Masaka referral hospital.
 
The hospital administrator Ereazer Mugisha confirmed the discharge of Jane Nakibuule, Isaac Nsubuga, James Kakooza, Adam Ssejjengo, Zaina Nabbaale and Patricia Najjemba on Thursday.
 
He said the doctors had judged the family to have recovered from their ordeal.
 
Mugisha said that doctors treating the six family members said that they had eaten poisonous cassava flour. This is what caused them intense stomach pain and vomiting.
 
Mugisha said that it is possible the family had unknowingly prepared a poisonous type of cassava.
 
He said such cases become common during dry seasons and urged the population to always be careful because not all cassava types can be eaten by human beings.
 
He said a delay in treatment in such cases often results in the death of the person who has eaten this poisonous cassava.
 
One of the survivors John Kazoora said he was feeling much better. He said that by the time he was admitted on Wednesday, he could hardly walk or talk.
 
The family matriarch Jane Nakibuule said she was still feeling extremely weak because she had thrown up a lot. She also said that she still felt pain in some of her limbs but had been assured it would subside soon.