Eating at Funny KTV is No Laughing Matter: 24 Poisoned

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Eating at Funny KTV is No Laughing Matter: 24 Poisoned

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Cambodia Breaking News (Svay Rieng): Karaoke staff, from Funny KTV inside a Bavet casino complex, suffered from food poisoning after eating noodles with vegetables at their workplace. Twenty-four staff members, men and women, suffered from nausea, dizziness, and anxiety about an hour after they had all eaten the noodles.

The affected staff were taken for treatment at a Bavet clinic. This event occurred on the evening of 6 October, but by 2 pm on October 7, 2019, 14 staff were well enough to leave the clinic, while 10 people remained for further medical surveillance.
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Dr. Kea Ratha, director of the Svay Rieng Health Department, told reporters by phone that he had not been informed about the outbreak of food poisoning, and the Chinese boss of the Funny KTV establishment could not be reached for comment.
A doctor at the clinic, who did not want to be named, said the illness of the karaoke patients who were staying at the clinic was caused by food poisoning and lack of food hygiene.
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Funny indeed.
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Authorities searching for root of KTV food poisoning in Bavet
09 October 2019 | 23:16 ICT
The Svay Rieng provincial Department of Health and the Ministry of Health on Wednesday were continuing their search for the cause of a food poisoning outbreak in Bavet town, where at least 24 victims were taken ill with vomiting and diarrhoea.

There were 13 women and 11 men among the 24 – four of whom are Chinese nationals – according to ministry spokesman Ly Sovann.

Sovann told The Post that cases of food poisoning were first reported in the early hours of Monday morning.

“The food poisoning has not proved fatal for any of the affected,” he said.

The 24 were all employees of Funny KTV located in Bavet Kandal village in Bavet town’s Bavet commune.

They were sent to private hospital Sophorn Ou Wang for treatment and made a complete recovery, said provincial Department of Health director Ke Ratha.

Ratha said a doctor at the hospital speculated that the poisoning was caused by “chemicals found in the food”.

“However, we don’t know whether the poisoning was caused by the noodles or the cabbage, as all the waste was thrown away after the night of the incident,” he said.

Morn Sakan, 46, who was among the 24 affected and is a staff at Funny KTV, said the group had eaten noodles mixed with cabbage bought from a market in town.

“Having eaten the noodles, in just one hour we all suffered from nausea, dizziness and difficulty breathing. Seeing our condition, a KTV supervisor sent us to hospital immediately. For now, we have completely recovered,” she said.

Sakan speculated that the cabbage they consumed contained “insecticides”.
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UPDATE: The Chinese boss of the KTV has agreed to cooperate with authorities to determine the cause of the poisoning. Noodles and vegetables have been sent to a Phnom Penh laboratory for testing.
These are the noodles in question.
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