Published: 2021-10-13 09:31
Last Updated: 2021-10-22 07:39
The Director of Jerash Governmental Hospital, Sadiq Al-Atoum, said that the number of suspected poisoning cases in Jerash Governorate has risen to 57 as of Wednesday morning.
Al-Atoum told Roya that eight suspected cases of poisoning were admitted to the hospital in Jerash, and their condition is currently stable.
Monday evening, 15 cases were suspected to have been poisoned.
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.