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Shaoguan Man Suffers Seizure After Spending Hours At Internet Café

Posted: 07/23/2014 2:37 pm

A man from Shaoguan, Guangdong Province, suffered a severe seizure spending hours gaming at an internet café on July 22, reported Nanfang Daily. Police said the 27 year-old man was sitting in front of a computer with a headset and started to have muscle spasms. He soon fell unconscious and foam started to come from his mouth .

The man was sent to hospital where a doctor said the seizure was a result of fatigue due to long hours of using the internet.

As the number of online users in China reaches more than 500 million, the number of youngsters using the web have also jumped, accounting for 60% of the total number, said China Youth News.

China is the first country in the world to identify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Hundreds of quasi-internet addiction boot camps have sprung up across the country to “cure” what the government has called the “spiritual opium”, although one person has already died from the government’s controversial military-style treatment.


Photos: Nanfang Daily 

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