40 Ursinus College students report stomach ailment symptoms

    Officials at an eastern Pennsylvania college say dozens of students have reported symptoms of a stomach infection.

    Ursinus college says 17 of the 40 students reporting symptoms such as vomiting and stomach pain have been treated at a local hospital.

    A college spokeswoman said in a statement Wednesday that officials are working with Montgomery County health authorities to try to determine whether the ailment is food-borne or transmitted from person to person. She said the cause hasn’t yet been confirmed.

    As a precaution, Ursinus is temporarily closing areas of its dining hall for cleaning and will be serving a limited menu Wednesday. Officials are also prioritizing cleaning in residential and common areas.

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