RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 14 patients hospitalized with suspected diethylene glycol intoxication after drinking Backer's Belorizontina beer are in critical condition and are at risk of death, according to the Minas Gerais State Health Secretariat.

All are hospitalized in Belo Horizonte's private hospital network. So far, there have been 18 reports of potential intoxication by the substance, with four deaths, three suspected and one confirmed.

The number of reports could increase, according to Felipe Laguardia, the State Superintendent of Surveillance and Health. Belo Horizonte's Health Surveillance is monitoring 16 other people who sought out the municipal . . .

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