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Four die in food poisoning outbreak in Japan

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7051.187 (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:187

Three primary school children and an 84 year old woman have died in a serious outbreak of food poisoning in Japan. A further 26 children are in a critical condition, including two girls aged 7 and 12 years who are in a coma.

Over 8000 cases have been reported this year, mostly in the past few weeks. The cause of the outbreak is …

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