Illinois Subway restaurant linked to Shigella sonnei outbreak
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- 7 of 21 linked cases required hospitalization
- Shigella is shed in the poop of infected individuals and for up to two weeks after symptoms have ended. Handwashing is a risk control factor.
- Ron and Sarah Bowers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of their two-year-old son, who began displaying symptoms of shigellosis (nausea, and abdominal cramping) on February 27.
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