E Coli Sickens UNC Students

Orange County health officials confirm that E. coli sickened six students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The health department says lab results are pending for four other people, including three more students. The individuals are being interviewed but officials have yet to determined the source.

Department spokeswoman Donna King says all of the students developed symptoms between October 26th and 29th. She says officials aren't seeing any new illnesses, and that suggests that whatever was happening is no longer occurring.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody.

A school official says some of the students have been hospitalized and released, though none had developed severe complications.


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