A Salmonella outbreak at El Sombrero in Fox River Grove, IL has prompted the restaurant’s temporary closure while health officials investigate. The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is urging anyone who ate at the restaurant, located at 314 Lincoln Ave, and developed symptoms of a Salmonella infection to see a doctor and to stay home from work to avoid spreading the disease. This is particularly important for people who are food handlers, healthcare workers, or daycare workers.


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Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure. They include fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. People get Salmonella infections when they eat food or drink beverages that are contaminated with microscopic amounts of animal or human fecal matter. Food can become contaminated in this way if an infected food handler does not wash hands properly after using the bathroom, from contact with contaminated water, soil, or surfaces  while it is being grown, processed or prepared.

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Last week, the MCDH asked everyone who ate at the restaurant between August 23 and September 3, not just those who became ill, to complete a survey via a secure webform on the MCDH website. Through that process, the agency gained “extremely valuable” information about the outbreak and is moving forward with the next phase of the investigation, according to an update on the outbreak MCDH published yesterday.

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If you contracted a Salmonella infection at El Sombrero and would like a free consultation with an experienced Salmonella lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Salmonella Legal Team. We have represented clients in every major Salmonella outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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