MEXICO CITY, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The number of people who were sickened in Mexico's food poisoning rose to 317, an official said Monday.
In a festival celebrating Children's Day, youngsters were sickened last Friday after eating apparently rotten food in a village near the Pacific resort of Acapulco.
They had the symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and high fever and began showing up at hospitals the next day for treatment of food poisoning.
Lazaro Mazon Alonso, minister of health of the state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located, said the majority of the sickened people are in a
Mazon Alonso said among those who fell ill after eating beef, spaghetti, juice, salad and cake, 302 are children and 15 are adults including parents and teachers.
From the total, only 48 remain hospitalized.
The state minister said he was confident that the number of poisoned people won't rise because the bacteria's incubation period had passed.