§ Mr. K. Thompson
One hundred and eighty children and 11 adults were taken ill after eating the school dinner. Seventy-six pupils and teachers were admitted to hospital. Some left the same day and all were discharged by the following Saturday. Bacteriological tests of samples of all food served were undertaken. At first these showed negative results, but later a small number of staphylococci were isolated and investigation is continuing, but laboratory tests are not likely to be completed for another ten days. Examination of the kitchen staff and premises has shown no immediate cause for the outbreak. I am looking further with the Authority into the arrangements in the kitchen.