The Chicago Tribune recently reported that health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in many Subway restaurants throughout Illinois . So far, 34 people have reported becoming ill with 14 requiring hospitalization. Symptoms of salmonella typically include fever, cramps and diarrhea.
Subway has voluntarily withdrawn suspected contaminated produce from its restaurants. Officials are advising anyone who has become sick after eating at an Illinois Subway on or after May 10, 2010 to contact their local health department. The following counties have reported patients becoming ill after eating in their Subway restaurants: Sangamon, Schuyler, Christian, Bureau, LaSalle, Cass, Champaign, Peoria, Shelby, Warren, Macon, Ogle, Fulton and Tazewell.