Georgia Tech investigating possible food poisoning 

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Georgia Tech investigating possible food poisoning 

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Atlanta: Taking in a sunny day on campus, some Georgia Tech students walked to class, others rode along the bricks of the Georgia Tech Plaza in front of the Kessler Campanile outside the Student Center Commons on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. JOHN SPINK /JSPINK@AJC.COM

Georgia Tech officials said Tuesday they are investigating possible food poisoning on the campus.

About 50 students have reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea in recent days, said Georgia Tech spokeswoman Laura Diamond. 

Freshman Evan Chase, 19, said he believed he got sick after eating at the North Avenue dining hall Thursday.

“I felt terrible,” he said. “I felt nauseous the whole day.”

Health department officials were on campus Tuesday to help determine the cause of the illnesses, she said. Dining services is investigating any potential food or food preparation sources and housing is enhancing cleaning procedures. 

Campus officials sent students a message about the situation and reminded them to limit their movements on campus if they feel ill, wash their hands frequently and disinfect surfaces with a bleach solution.

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