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Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Caution

Student Health Services has been notified that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is collaborating with public health officials in multiple states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to investigate an outbreak of salmonella. The CDC recommends that people do not eat any pot pies made by ConAgra Foods that have a printed code ending in “P9.” If you have any of these products at home, the safest thing to do is discard them. Any students who may have purchased these items from Penn College Food Services should return them for a full refund. Salmonella infection is known each year to sicken about 40,000 people in the United States, according to the CDC. Salmonellosis, as the infection is known, kills about 600 people annually. Salmonella infection can include symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting. Any student exhibiting symptoms should notify Student Health Services immediately.

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