A Salmonella outbreak on the University of Maryland campus has sickened three people, according to the University’s health center. Two of the three students ate at a variety of campus dining spots. Health officials are still trying to determine the source of the outbreak.
Salmonella bacteria live in the intestines of animals. It is transmitted when food contaminated with fecal matter is ingested. Food can become contaminated in a number of ways. Salmonella in soil or water can taint produce during the growing or harvest seasons. Poultry can become contaminated during slaughter. And all foods can be contaminated if an infected food handler does not properly wash hands after using the bathroom.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and last about a week. They include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. If you are a student experiencing these symptoms, visit the University’s health center.
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