IL Health Department Update on Salmonella Bareilly Cases, April 5, 2012

SPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–April 5, 2012.  The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting nine confirmed cases of Salmonella Bareilly with the outbreak strain. Three of these cases have been hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from February 11 to March 17.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating the source of this Salmonella outbreak and the Illinois Department of Public Health is working with its local health departments to assist.

At this time, a specific food has not been identified, therefore consumers are not being advised to avoid any specific foods or restaurants.  If a specific food source is identified for this outbreak, health officials will alert the public and take further steps to prevent additional illnesses.  People who think they might have become ill from eating a potentially contaminated food product should consult their health care providers.

As of April 5, 2012– 2 p.m.

Chicago

6

Cook County

1

Will County

2

Total

Source: idph.state.il.us