CHICAGO, June 4 (UPI) — Fourteen people who ate at Subway restaurants in Illinois have been hospitalized with a rare strain of salmonella poisoning, authorities said.
In all, 34 people who ate at Subway restaurants in 14 Illinois counties were sickened, WGN-TV, Chicago reported Friday.
The Illinois Department of Public Health said it usually sees just one or two cases of the Hvittingfoss strain of salmonella each year. The strain causes diarrhea, vomiting, fever and stomach cramps and usually develops within 6 to 72 hours after being exposed to it.
The specific product that caused the illnesses in the Subway patrons has not yet been identified, authorities said.
The 34 people sickened, including the 14 who were hospitalized, reported eating at Subways in Sangamon, Schuyler, Christian, Bureau, LaSalle, Cass, Champaign, Peoria, Shelby, Warren, Macon, Ogle, Fulton and Tazewell counties.
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