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317 youths, adults sickened at Mexico party

May 1, 2012, 1:55 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) – The toll of those sickened by apparent food poisoning at a Children’s Day festival in a Mexican village has risen to 302 children and 15 adults.

The health department in southern Guerrero state says 47 children and one adult remain hospitalized. The others have been released.

The department said Monday that all of those who fell ill ate spaghetti, beef, salsa and cake at a grade school celebration in the hamlet of Los Organos, on the outskirts of the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco.

The adults who fell ill were teachers, parents and school staff.

State health authorities are analyzing food served at the party to determine exactly what caused the food poisoning.

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