By Sandra Rose  | 

According to an inside source, incarcerated rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., is not among those inmates sickened by a gastrointestinal bug that's going around the Arkansas prison where he's serving a 366-day sentence.

Rumors that T.I was sick spread quickly after it was announced that visits to the federal prison were temporarily suspended until the bug could be contained.

This type of illness occurs frequently inside institutions, schools, college dorms, hospitals, or anywhere that large groups of people congregate.

The illness, known as gastroenteritis or stomach flu, can be caused by food poisoning, parasites, virus or bacteria introduced from the outside -- which is why visits to the prison have been temporarily suspended.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain (cramping)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Malaise (weakness)
  • Bloody stools

Symptoms usually begin 1-2 days following the introduction of the infection, and may last for up to 10 days. Gastroenteritis is usually not life threatening and some patients recover without treatment. But gastroenteritis can lead to dehydration and death if prolonged diarrhea and vomiting are left untreated.

Treatment includes antibiotics (which are not helpful against a virus), anti-parasitic medications, and medications to relieve symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, patients may require hospitalization to replace fluids lost (rehydraton therapy).

This has been your Medical Minute.

Info on the Web:

Gastroenteritis - Web MD
Viral Gastroenteritis - CDC
Gastroenteritis (Stomach Flu) - Medicine Net

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    TI not sick cause they shipping him filet migion and lobster he not eating that jail slop

  • http://twitter.com/joycejustice LadyJustice

    my baby had his a few months ago. it was awful

  • coaretained

    I just wanna feed him some chicken soup....po TIP!

  • Anna

    1spongebobfan Says:

    TI not sick cause they shipping him filet migion and lobster he not eating that jail slop

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    If Foxy Brown got special treatment in jail we know TI gets the big hook up.

  • iscream

    Bump TI and his cough.

    Can we get a picture of that big arse tatoo JD got of Janet with the title EPIC FAIL. Word on the skrets is she dumped him.

  • Anna

    iscream Says:

    Can we get a picture of that big arse tatoo JD got of Janet with the title EPIC FAIL. Word on the skrets is she dumped him.
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    I went to another site looking for it. If it's on Sandra's list you can mention it. I could not find the story.

  • starr

    So y did people assume t.i. was sick....cuz he happens to be an inmate in the prison?

  • Gagirl73

    Tip is human too, bond to get sick!

  • Nina

    @iscream I forgot all about the JD/Janet split. I wonder what happened bc they seemed so into each other?

  • coaretained

    and now they are saying usher requested a DNA test on the wittle baby!!

    ( I know that came from way over <<<<<<<<<)

  • Daisy

    As a lifer JD said him and Janet still together and he was playing one of her songs the other day in the background.

  • Anna

    coaretained Says:

    and now they are saying usher requested a DNA test on the wittle baby!!

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    I did not think Tameka would be that damn dumb. But if you do the math the baby is 3 months old, you are pregnant for 9 months and we now know the seperation happened a year ago. OUCH.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    that lil boy looks JUST LIKE usher tho.....

  • iscream

    The JD story can be found on rhymes with snitch.

    Now this Usher story. First time hearing this is this the reason for the divorce? Humm

  • Kat

    and the plot thickens....i have a feeling this usher/tameka thing is going to get real nasty!

  • coaretained

    I seen that on the same sight iscream.. and hey giiirrrrl btw.

    :wave:

  • coaretained

    I need some smiley tutorials ....

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    scream Says:

    Can we get a picture of that big arse tatoo JD got of Janet with the title EPIC FAIL.

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    They're still together sweetie.

  • iscream

    Hey Coa :D

    Thanks Sandra. Can't lie I'm :) knowing they are. The odd couple that everyone thinks will fail. I think they are married. You how JJ does. You don't know she's married until she's getting a divorce.