Health officials in Cook County, Illinois are currently investigating 7 culture-confirmed Salmonella infections in folks who visited the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe.  The source of the bacteria is not currently known, and the country club has closed its kitchen since Thursday while the investigation continues.

The severity of those 7 victims is not presently known, although the symptoms of a Salmonella infection can vary.  Mild infections frequently include symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and vomiting, while severe infections can lead to bloody diarrhea, typhoid fever, bacteremia, and Reiter’s syndrome.