NYC Health Officials Probe Possible Food Poisoning That Sent 50+ to Hospital - NBC New York

NYC Health Officials Probe Possible Food Poisoning That Sent 50+ to Hospital

Forty-eight teenagers and three adults were taken to the hospital

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    More Than 50 Hospitalized for Possible Food Poisoning

    More than 50 tourists were hospitalized for possible food poisoning after arriving to Washington, D.C., from New York. (Published Monday, April 2, 2018)

    What to Know

    • More than 50 people were hospitalized for possible food poisoning after arriving to Washington, D.C. from New York

    • Firefighters were called to the Hotel Harrington Sunday night for a report of multiple people exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning

    • 48 teenagers and three adults were taken to the hospital; it's not clear what made them sick, but NYC health officials are investigating

    The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it is investigating after more than 50 tourists, most of them teenagers, were hospitalized for possible food poisoning after a trip to the Big Apple. 

    Health officials provided no other information. The tour group, comprised of 48 teenagers and three adults, according to the Post, had traveled from New York to Washington, D.C. It was in DC that firefighters were called to a hotel for a report of multiple people exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning.

    The whole group was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Most members had returned to their hotel rooms by Monday, the Post reported.

    It's not clear what made them sick, and their whereabouts in New York weren't immediately clear. 

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