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- UK. October 4th: Nearly 300 vacationers who were infected with Shigella after staying at the Royal Park Hotel in Bulgaria have begun legal action. The outbreak of gastroenteritis took place between June and October 2008.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Hong Kong. October 5th: The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two clusters of suspected food poisoning involving 11 people. The individuals became ill after consuming food in a restaurant in Tsuen Wan.
- Bangalore, India. October 5th: A third Royal Bengal tiger has died in a south Indian zoo after becoming infected with Salmonella. It is thought that the tigers were infected after consuming contaminated chicken or beef.
Australia and New Zealand
- Wellington, New Zealand. October 5th: The New Zealand Food Safety Authority reminds the public that whitebait, fish and shellfish taken from sewage-contaminated rivers in the Canterbury area can cause serious illness. Refusal of whitebaiters to comply with warnings risks the prospect of significant fines or even prison sentences.
Latin America and the Caribbean