Illinois Salmonella Outbreak Cases Now at 13Food Safety News
by News Desk | May 14, 2011
The Kane County Health Department in Illinois said Friday that it had confirmed three more Salmonella infections linked to a St. Charles restaurant, pushing the outbreak total to 13.
Nine of the 13 patients reported eating at Portillo's restaurant in April. Nine of the case patients are female and four are male; their ages range from 17 to 64. Three of the patients were hospitalized, but all have since been released.
According to the health department, the restaurant cleaned and sanitized its building Monday night and discarded all food items, except for samples collected to send to the state lab for testing.
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