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Salmonella outbreak sickens 8 in Illinois

Last Updated: 10 April, 2012

Officials with the food safety administration are investigating what has caused a Salmonella outbreak that has caused eight people in Illinois to become ill.

Across the nation, nearly 93 people have become ill with this multi-state outbreak and 10 people have been sent to the hospital. The Center of Disease Control stated that the outbreak started in January and has continued through March.

The state of New York has more has had the most cases reported with 23 people sickened.  Officials are investigating whether the raw fish and sushi have been linked to the sickness.

The outbreak has currently not been linked to any specific food at this time. The illness usually last four to seven days and symptoms include fever, diarrhea and stomach pain. Those with weakened immune systems usually have more severe symptoms.

If you or a loved one has been sickened because of a food-borne illness, you need experienced representation on your side that is committed to helping those fight for the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Kankakee food product and containers lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292.