Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak in Illinois [Updated]

Updated June 9 to reflect a link to a USDA FSIS investigation A ground beef Salmonella outbreak has sickened 26 people in Illinois. The illnesses were reported from six counties -Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will, between April 25 and May 18.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) to determine which company produced the meat and whether other illnesses are part of this outbreak.

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Ground Beef Salmonella

USDA FSIS has been investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak where ground beef is the suspected source since May 26. One day after IDPH’s announcement, USDA FSIS linked its investigation to it.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can be bloody. Usually, these symptoms appear within six to 72 hours of exposure.

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This post was published June 8 and updated June 9 to reflect a link to a USDA FSIS investigation.

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