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Candy may have sickened 19 at San Francisco birthday party

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The gummy candies served at the party that apparently sickened more than a dozen people on Saturday night. (Courtesy S.F. Health Department) The gummy candies served at the party that apparently sickened more than a dozen people on Saturday night. (Courtesy S.F. Health Department)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say 19 people were hospitalized after eating what may have been tainted gummy candy at a San Francisco birthday party.

The San Francisco Examiner reports Monday three children were among those rushed to area hospitals Saturday from a young girl's quinceanera celebration.

San Francisco Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Baxter told the newspaper that three of the sickened were children, including a 9-year-old. He told KTVU that symptoms included heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and swollen tongue.

All consumed a gummy candy that was unmarked.

Department of Public Health spokeswoman Rachael Kagan said they are testing all food eaten at the party to determine what made people sick.

In Latin cultures, a quinceanera marks a girl's coming of age when she turns 15.

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Information from: The San Francisco Examiner

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