The Illinois Subway Salmonella outbreak has claimed 90 confirmed foodpoisoning victims. The 90 victims are from 28 separate counties, including Rock Island and Kane Counties, which are new additions to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s list.
Rock Island County Health Department issued this release today:
Rock Island County Health Department learned on Friday, June 18, that an East Moline Subway Restaurant may be involved in the recent Salmonella outbreak which has been occurring in other central Illinois counties in recent weeks. The individual ate at the Subway located at 681 42nd Ave, East Moline.
An individual who resides in Kane County has tested positive for Salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss, the type of Salmonella which has been diagnosed in 90 other individuals who consumed food in restaurants located in 28 Illinois counties. Those illnesses began after eating at certain Subway restaurants on or after May 10, 2010.
This Kane County resident ate at a Subway in East Moline, and also at a subway in Rochelle, IL, located in Ogle County. It is not possible to determine from which restaurant the illness originated. Therefore, steps are being taken to test staff from East Moline and Rochelle Subway locations for additional salmonella infection.
Rock Island County Health Department has not received any other reports of positive Salmonella cases, either of Rock Island County residents or of residents of other counties who ate at Subways located in Rock Island County.