ALOR SETAR - Up to 61 cases of food poisoning - with two deaths - have been reported from victims after consuming laksa (a spicy noodle soup) from an eatery in Baling, Kedah.
Of the 61 cases, 24 were detected in Kedah, Perak (16) and Selangor (21), said Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a press statement on Tuesday (Oct 9).
From the total, 21 people have been hospitalised in various hospitals in the three states, while 38 others received outpatient treatment.
All are reported to be in stable condition.
Subsequent investigations found seven more cases from one family whose members suffered from fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, Kedah Health director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail said in a statement.