Epoch Times Staff
The official press of China said nearly 300,000 babies and toddlers have developed abnormalities in their urinary systems after consuming milk powder that contained melamine earlier this year. The figure is five times the number of victims announced previously.
According to state-owned media Xinhua, the Chinese Ministry of Health announced on Dec. 1 that, as of Nov. 27, there were over 290,000 children who developed abnormalities in their urinary systems after consuming Sanlu brand milk powder and other brands.
Statistics show that a total of over 51,900 children were hospitalized, and 861 of them were still in hospitals, with 154 cases classified as severe.