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75 Salmonella Cases Traced to Subway

The Illinois Department of Public Health has counted 75 Salmonella cases associated with Subway restaurants in the state since May 11.   

Public health officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health, local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have yet to announce the source of a Salmonella hvittingfoss outbreak among customers of various Subway restaurants throughout the state.  

As of June 11, 75 people between the ages of 2 and 79 had been identified as Salmonella outbreak victims.  

Customers who ate at Subway restaurants located in 23 Illinois counties–Bureau, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Coles, DeWitt, Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Macon, Marshall, Mclean, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Sangamon, Schuyler, Shelby, Tzewell, Vermilion, Warren, Winnebago, and Will, have been identified as part of the Salmonella outbreak.

A particular food has not yet been identified as the source of the Salmonella outbreak, although fresh produce is suspected.  In an earlier news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health stated, “Although there has been no positive or confirmed association with a specific product, the Subway restaurant chain has voluntarily withdrawn all lettuce, green peppers, red onion and tomatoes, from the suspected dates from its restaurants and has replaced the product with new, fresh produce.”

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