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Feb 12, 2019 07:34 PM
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Fosun Shares Slide After Viral Diarrhea Outbreak at Club Med Resort

Club Med’s Shanghai office, May 29, 2013. Photo: IC
Club Med’s Shanghai office, May 29, 2013. Photo: IC

At least 40 people are believed to have been struck with viral diarrhea at a luxury resort in China’s northeastern city of Harbin over the Lunar New Year holiday.

On Sunday, a guest’s viral post on Twitter-like Weibo criticized Club Med Yabuli’s food hygiene practices, and claimed (link in Chinese) guests had fallen ill while on a package deal where the club provided all food, drinks and refreshments.

Club Med released a statement on Monday (link in Chinese) saying eight guests had been diagnosed with norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis, and that 42 had reported symptoms.

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