Dozens of Children From Alabama Daycare Treated for Foodborne Illness

June 24, 2015

Dozens of children younger than 10 years old are being treated at Montgomery, AL, hospitals for an apparent foodborne illness. A state health officer told local media Tuesday night that more than 60 of them were from the Sunny Side Child Care Center in west Montgomery.

At least 50 of the children are in a special unit at Baptist South Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Merrill South. She said their symptoms included nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The Alabama Department of Public Health has collected samples from the daycare for testing, and officials said very preliminary information indicated it could be a…