Illinois Salmonella Outbreak Cases Ate at Portillo's
At least 15 victims of the outbreak have been confirmed ill with Salmonella Typhimurium infections, with eight from Kane County, four from DuPage County, one from Chicago, one from DeKalb County, and one from Minnesota. In a press release the Kane County Health Department stated, "An exact cause of the outbreak has not been identified; however the weight of evidence leans toward the ingestion of salad. It is not known how the salad became contaminated [with Salmonella]."
Symptoms of Salmonella Infection
Symptoms of Salmonella infection begin anywhere from 6 to 72 hours after a person ingests Salmonella bacteria and typically last 3 to 7 days, though in some cases can last longer and be potentially fatal. Symptoms include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, and dehydration. In some cases they may include vomiting, headache, and body aches. Any person who believes they have contracted a Salmonella infection should consult a doctor immediately. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a Salmonella infection you should call your local health department to help ensure a larger outbreak does not take place.
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