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Ursinus College says around 200 students report stomach ailment

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 15, 2016 2:39 AM
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(Courtesy Ursinus College -- Photo by Jen Wolfe)


(Collegeville) -- Around 200 students at Ursinus College have now reported symptoms of a stomach illness, but the source of the ailment remains a mystery. 

Classes are slated to resume on a regular schedule today after being canceled Thursday and Friday.

Events during the weekend also were canceled. 

Most of the sickened students reported that symptoms abated within 12 to 24 hours.

Twenty-two were treated at hospitals last week, but none was admitted. 

The school's dining hall was closed after students began complaining of vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain Tuesday night, but it reopened after an inspection. 

Montgomery County health investigators are trying to determine whether the ailment is foodborne or transmitted from person to person.

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