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Monday May 26, 2014

Nearly 450 Inmates Sick with Food Poisoning at Mexican Prison

Nearly 450 Inmates Sick with Food Poisoning at Mexican Prison

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Nearly 450 inmates required medical attention in an episode of food poisoning at a maximum security prison in western Mexico, Jalisco state authorities said.

“None of the (affected inmates) is in serious condition, nor did any require medical transfer,” the state public safety office said.

Officials did not mention the name of the prison, but media accounts identified the facility as Puente Grande.

Doctors and paramedics from the Jalisco health department and the municipal fire rescue services in Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque assisted the prison medical staff in treating the inmates for vomiting and diarrhea.

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