At least a dozen students at Georgetown University have reported being sick with symptoms that resemble foodborne illness and an official says they may be part of a nationwide outbreak of Salmonella infections.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Ranit Mishori says the school is working to determine the cause of the illnesses.
“At this time we do not know the cause of the symptoms, but it is prudent to assume they are related to an infectious process. Please be aware that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a national outbreak of Salmonella from an unknown source,” according to a letter Mishori sent to students and staff.
Students have reported symptoms including severe stomach pains, vomiting and diarrhea, which are consistent with foodborne illness.