UPDATED: 15 individuals poisoned in Jerash

Jordan

Published: 2021-10-11 19:55

Last Updated: 2021-10-22 13:01


UPDATED: 15 individuals poisoned in Jerash
UPDATED: 15 individuals poisoned in Jerash

Monday evening, Roya's reporter said that there are 15 cases of suspected poisoning in Jerash.

The director of Jerash Hospital, Sadiq Al-Atoum, told Roya that two cases are still hospitalized, while others were discharged after being treated.

He added that the Director of Communicable Diseases, Ali Zitawi, the Minister of Health, Firas Al-Hawari, and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health, Ilham Khreisat, are following up on the developments of the incident, to find out the causes of the poisoning.

The Director of Communicable Diseases, Ali Zitawi, said that all of the patients are under the age of 12 and suffered from the same symptoms; abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea and vomiting.

He noted that those still hospitalized are in good condition and will be discharged in the morning.

Preliminary results indicate that the cause of the poisoning might be drinking water, as all patients drank from water bottles that originated from the same source.

As a precautionary measure, the water desalination plant was closed and samples were taken to the laboratory.

According to Zitawi, there is a possibility that the well that supplies the plant with water is contaminated.