Food poisoning in guilin academic conference

23rd to 25th of August 2018, CAD&CG, GDC held in Guilin, Guangxi Provence, China. After the 25th launch, many attendees started headaches, fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. In 27th, attendees received an emergency notification, said that authority confirms it’s a Salmonella poisoning. Here is the official report:
A food poisoning occurred at about 7 o ‘clock on August 26, 2018, at the Dihe international hotel in Guilin. As of 18:00 on August 27, a total of 159 people were admitted to the hospital for examination and 92 were hospitalized, with no critical or fatal cases. At present, 20 people remain in the hospital for observation.
official report
Here is a Unofficial information: 600 people attend this conference, include 70 years old professors, some young professors. It also said more than 300 suffer from the toxic symptom. Some old professors started to get poisoning symptoms in return trip and don’t receive promote medical treatment. Even worst, some young teacher received critical condition notice. Some professors have written testament. A female professor, without knowing to be pregnant, was informed that the baby maybe infanted by Salmonella, that means there is a risk of fetal malformation. The doctor suggests abortion. Here is the screenshot of chatting.
The doctor suggests abortion

What’s the hotel’s current situation?

Officially, the hotel was shut down pending further investigation. But, according to some Weibo, the hotel is still opening.

But above is not the worst.

Some people commit on relative Weibo, forum thread:

They go there to travel, I recommend network conference.
  • Is it necessary to go to Guilin for a conference? It’s for traveling.
  • You said that Guilin university hold conference there. But why there be 90+ people? You have no idea?
  • The conference is OK. But who paid travel expenses? taxpayers!
Also, there is some distortion on “全国性(International)学术大会(academic conference)”. Some troller distort as “全国(national)性学术会议(academic conference about sex)”! Hey! Those researchers aren’t enemy. Let’s show respect to them!

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