Right here in New Jersey, health officials are investigating six confirmed cases of Salmonella food poisoning at Princeton University; while an additional 70 students and staff have reported symptoms suggesting that they too have been infected with Salmonella.
Although the source of the Salmonella outbreak has not yet been determined, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services spokesperson, Donna Leusner, said that health officials will interview patients who have reported a stomach illness since last week.
Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning may include diarrhea (sometimes bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain. Symptoms usually appear within 12-72 hours after the ingestion of contaminated food. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.
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