Subway restaurant salmonella outbreak claiming more victims

Subway salmonella
Subway salmonella

At least 75 Illinois residents have been diagnosed with a rare form of salmonella after eating at various Subway restaurants, a number that has been climbing since the outbreak was first discovered earlier this week.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) first reported the outbreakon June 7, when 48 cases of salmonella serotype Hvittingfoss were announced. Of those cases, 17 were hospitalized and all were recovering. The illnesses are reported to have started between between May 11 and May 25, and the ages of confirmed victims range from 2 to 79. The salmonella involved in the outbreak is an unusual variety, of which only one or two cases a year are reported in Illinois.