March 7, 2010: Shigella Outbreak May Be Linked To Lombard Subway

According to the DuPage County Health Department, as of Friday, March 5th, 12 cases of Shigellosis linked to a Subway Restaurant in Lombard have been confirmed.  At least seven of these cases have resulted in hospitalization.

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Dozens of non-confirmed cases have also been reported, and the total number of those sickened is sure to climb as health department officials continue their investigation into the Shigella outbreak. 

What You Can Do 

The DuPage County Health Department asks anyone who became ill approximately 12 hours to 4 days after eating at the Subway located at 1009 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard from February 24 through March 1, to report their illness to the health department by calling (630) 682-7400. By reporting your illness, you can help public health officials determine the cause of the Shigella outbreak. 

If you are experiencing Shigella food poisoning symptoms, contact your healthcare professional.  He or she can order a stool culture to confirm Shigella infection.  Let your doctor know that you ate at the Subway Restaurant.

If you are diagnosed with Shigella, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, please request a free legal case evaluation from the Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg by clicking on Shigella Lawsuit, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

Shigellosis Symptoms 

Shigellosis is a foodborne illness caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. The illness is characterized by diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, fever, and stomach cramps, beginning anywhere from 12 hours to 4 days after eating food contaminated with Shigella. Shigella is transmitted from person to person via fecal to oral contact. In the case of Shigella foodborne illness, contaminated food, which may look, smell, and taste normal, is consumed. Food can become contaminated with Shigella by food handlers who do not adequately wash their hands with soap after using the bathroom, or by using produce from sewage contaminated fields. 

Shigella Outbreak Victims 

The Law Firm of Eric H. Weinberg is currently assisting individuals sickened in this latest Shigella outbreak that may be linked to the Subway located in Lombard, Illinois. We are ready to help you. If you believe that you are an outbreak victim, please submit a Free Case Evaluation Form, or call us toll free at 1-877-934-6274.

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