MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental--Fifteen people, including children were hospitalized after eating a contaminated birthday cake during a birthday party here, disaster officials said Wednesday.
Francisco Dy, Jr., head of Misamis Oriental’s disaster risk reduction management, said that the victims include a 3-year-old child and a 30-year-old adult.
He said that the victims attended a birthday party Wednesday night where they reportedly consumed a contaminated birthday cake.
Doctors at the Manticao Municipal Hospital traced the contamination to the birthday care after conducting an examination of the foods that the victims had consumed during the party.
The victims were admitted at the town’s hospital, but were later on sent home after undergoing treatment, Dy said.
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