Public Health Officials in Illinois warn about a Salmonella outbreak in ground beef

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and local health departments, the CDC, and USDA/FSIS are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to ground beef. A source of ground beef has not yet been identified, but public health officials urge Illinois residents to follow safe food handling steps when preparing and eating ground beef. Illinois public health officials have identified 26 confirmed cases in Illinois. Cases are reported in Chicago and Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The illness onset dates of the cases ranged from April 25 to May 18. A small number of cases in other states are also under investigation by the CDC and state health departments. Some of the ill people reported eating undercooked ground beef. @



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