Sat, 13 Aug 2011 01:47:15 GMT

220 people hospitalised after eating lobsters in China

Beijing, Aug 12 (PTI) Over 220 people were hospitalised after eating lobsters in east Chinese province of Jiangxi.

Ruichang city residents, who were enjoying a lobster feast last night, suffered from diarrhea, vomiting and some contracted a fever, said Gong Jinwen, a doctor who treated them said.

Doctors speculate that E.coli could be the cause, Xinhua reported.

More than 4,000 people attended the lobster shindig, which was part of the city''s government-sponsored lobster festival.

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