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Had a slice of retirement cake for a friend of mine as part of a luncheon today, I have been feeling sick since about 4:30 - 5:00. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea
Georgetown University works with DC Health and follows its recommendations with the norovirus outbreak on their campus since September 21, 2021. As of date, 130 students, faculty, and staff have reported symptoms that could be consistent with norovirus. The majority of cases were resolved 12 hours after... onset of symptoms and did not require medical treatment. One student did require in-patient support for rehydration.
The university has more than 24 staff dedicated full-time to cleaning high-touch surfaces in residence halls, dining areas, and other spaces across campus.
Norovirus is very contagious and is easily transmitted from person to person most through the oral/fecal route.
Considering that hand sanitizer does NOT work against this virus, it is important to wash your hands with soap frequently.
In case you are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, it is important to report it. It can help to detect & resolve outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed, and it enables better surveillance.
For more details check on: georgetown.edu
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I ate Ruffles Queso with my lunch Saturday and woke up at 5:30 the next morning with stomach discomfort and a bad case of watery diarrhea that continued a total of 7 times into the afternoon, stopping only after taking Pepto Bismol. | Symptoms: Diarrhea
Today, Minute Mushrooms Garlic Herb Pouch Porta Bela exp 7/20/22 Portabela.com, 20 to 30 minutes after eating suddenly began diarrhea, not watery. Tingling in tongue… took benadry. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Other
Ate a package of store brand pepperoni, even checked the date prior to eating at 7pm. At 12:30am I woke up with severe abdominal pain on my left hand side followed by intense diarrhea. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Other
Bought a Marie Callender’s chicken and dumpling bowl and don’t feel well at all I am extremely nauseous and sitting over the toilet now! Be careful.. | Symptoms: Nausea
My husband and I decided to eat a late lunch/early dinner at this restaurant on September 16th, 2021 at 3 PM. We probably should have been suspicious that things weren’t quite right due to us being their only customers, which I did note. However, I chocked it... up to being an off hour. It was our first day of vacation to the area. Even though we had lived in the vicinity for almost 20 years, we had never frequented this restaurant before. I ordered the crab soup and an appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops, which is not uncommon for me whenever we return to places along the Chesapeake Bay. When the soup arrived, I thought it strange that the consistency was particularly runny. I guessed that it was just their take on the crab soup. I was extremely hungry when we decided to eat here, but about 1/3 - 1/2 way through the soup, and only having eaten just one scallop, I was in disbelief that I already felt full/stuffed. I expressed that to my husband, as I was mystified and it being out of character. Shortly after, about 1/2 to 1 hour later, strong intestinal cramping occurred, along with extreme nausea to the point of feeling like I was going to vomit (something I haven’t done for over 20 or so years ago). Then, significant gas developed with no gut sounds or feeling of cramping, which was so painful I called my GI doctor back in Ohio to see what I should do. Nothing that I tried helped, and he explained that I was experiencing food poisoning. He informed me that it can develop as quickly as this hit me, and that it could take 2-3 weeks for your system to get back to normal. For me, it took 3 1/2 weeks. I will be much more cognizant of circumstances in the future, as he also educated me on the fact that creamy soups spoil rather quickly if left out too long. Since we ate at 3-3:30, I am imagining that it was leftover from the noon lunch hour. Never again! | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Gas, Cramps
Food poisoning can begin immediately, especially if it is caused by a chemical contaminant. However food poisoning is most commonly caused by organisms such as Norovirus or Salmonella. Onset from this type of food poisoning can range from as little as 1 hour (Staphylococcus aureus) to as long as 28 days (Hepatitis A). Learn more: Food Poisoning Timeline
Staying hydrated is most important. It is recommended to see a doctor if you have a high fever (temperature over 101.5 F), blood in your stool, prolonged vomiting, or dehydration. Signs of dehydration, including a decrease in urination, a dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up, or diarrheal illness that lasts more than 3 days. Learn more.
Most often, food poisoning is mild and resolves without treatment within a few days. But in some cases it can last longer and may require hospitalization and medical treatment. Learn more.
Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and can differ significantly depending of the contaminant . The most common symptoms of food poisoning are:
Food poisoning should be reported. It can help to detect outbreaks early and prevent others from being harmed. It also enables better surveillance of establishments that have repeat problems. Learn More.