Skokie Country Club Salmonella Outbreak - Glencoe, Illinois
An outbreak of Salmonella has sickened patrons of the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Illinois. Health officials for Cook County have linked 37 cases of Salmonella to the club, and the kitchen has closed voluntarily until the investigation is complete. Of the 37 confirmed cases of Salmonellosis, 8 had to be hospitalized. Another 50 visitors to the Skokie Country Club have reported symptoms of Salmonella infection and are under investigation. The strain of Salmonella has been identified as enteritidis.
Salmonella is one of the most common intestinal illnesses in the United States, but that does not mean that it is harmless. Although many people stay at home with what they call a 'stomach flu' and - since they don't get tested - never know that they have Salmonella, the bacterium can make others life-threateningly ill. This is especially true for children, older individuals, and anyone who is immune-compromised.
The Cook County Health Department is urging anyone who consumed food or drink at the Skokie Country club between June 12 and June 24 and are experiencing abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and/or fever to contact them.
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