According to press reports, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is investigating cases of Salmonella and Campylobacter linked to individuals who had eaten food on campus the University of Tennessee Chattanooga campus
Complainants reported symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Health officials also interviewed and tested those who were suffering from symptoms. Twenty-five people with symptoms were identified with some symptoms starting as early as August 20th.
The lab confirmed cases of Salmonella and Campylobacter. Officials believe the illness is linked to chicken but a source has not been identified.
Both Salmonella and Campylobacter infections can cause diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and fever; Campylobacter may cause bloody stools with nausea and vomiting. Illness may last five to seven days and most persons do not require treatment other than oral fluids, though some can become seriously ill.