The Subway restaurant located on Roosevelt Street in Lombard, Illinois that was the site of a major Shigella outbreak has finally reopened. Eleni Demertzis, of the Lombard Spectator, who has followed the Shigella outbreak since it was first announced by DuPage County Health Department on March 5, reports as follows:
The Lombard Subway reopened today after being closed for over month with 123 people suffering from a food poisoning outbreak.
Subway, at 1009 E. Roosevelt Road, was shut down on March1 by the DuPage County Health Department as people began reporting shigellosis infections. These infections are spread from person to person, and also can be acquired from contaminated food.
Dupage County Health Department officials say the store has been cleaned multiple times, and all food products have been removed from the premises. The owner and employees were tested twice before returning to work, and environmental surface testing results have come back negative.
The final report has not been completed as the cause of the outbreak has yet to be identified.
A total of 13 people were hospitalized due to the infection and discharged.
Law firm Marler Clark now represents close to 70 people affected by the outbreak.