Food Poisoning Symptoms Temporarily Sideline Kucinich

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Food Poisoning

Democratic Presidential Candidate and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is being treated in a Cleveland area hospital suffering from the severe effects of apparent food poisoning.

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Kucinich became ill late on Sunday night while traveling from Cleveland to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where he was scheduled to address the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) national convention on Monday morning. He was accompanied on the trip by his wife Elizabeth.

Despite experiencing severe gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with food poisoning, he proceeded with his scheduled appearance at the ILA event. Immediately following his speech, he flew back home to Cleveland where he was examined, diagnosed, and admitted to the hospital for inpatient treatment. He is expected to be released, fully recovered, within the next few days.

The name and location of the hospital are not being disclosed out of deference to other patients and to prevent any disruption to hospital operations.

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