Onondaga County Health officials have confirmed seven cases of Shigellosis among people who ate at an Applebee’s restaurant in a Syracuse suburb earlier this month; about 100 more have reported getting sick. Shigella, a bacterial infection, causes gastrointestinal illness. It is associated with consuming water or food contaminated with fecal matter. The restaurant, located on Genesee Street in Camillus, is cooperating with the agency’s investigation.
Anyone who ate at the restaurant between March 1 and 20 may have been exposed and those who fell ill after eating at the restaurant during that time are advised to contact their doctor or call the health department at (315) 435-6607.