Police and health officials in Fukuoka said Tuesday that 149 students from Muromi elementary school have suffered food poisoning since Saturday. Fuji TV reported that the students were experiencing fever, nausea and diarrhea.
Of those, 16 were hospitalized and in no danger, officials said.
Health officials are investigating the possibility that the food poisoning was caused by the school lunches.
Muromi elementary school was ordered closed Tuesday for three days.© Japan Today