Dozens of students sickened after sports banquet

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 12, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.



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ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — School and health officials are trying to find out what sickened dozens of people after a sports banquet for a metro Atlanta high school.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1siQxFA) that more than 100 people experienced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after the banquet Monday night in Roswell. They included several football players, their relative and coaches from Centennial High School.

Centennial Principal Kibbey Crumbley said in a memo to the players and parents that the symptoms can be associated with many viruses and bacteria that could possibly be related to food-borne pathogens.

The Fulton County Health Department said in a statement that they're doing laboratory tests and interviewing people who attended the banquet in an attempt to track down the source of the illness.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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