Stomach Virus Sending USC Students To The Hospital

October 6, 2008

A highly-contagious stomach virus has sent 130 students from the University of Southern California (USC) to the hospital.Washington (ChattahBox) – A highly-contagious stomach virus has sent 130 students from the University of Southern California (USC) to the hospital.

University health officials have stated that the virus, said to be caused by salmonella bacteria, originated in the dorms of the university, and is not food-borne.

It has already resulted in at least 130 USC students being sent to the hospital with symptoms including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, as well as fever.

Health officials are recommending that those sick stay home if they can, as it can spread even without human contact.


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