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Posted in Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls on September 24, 2022
The McHenry County Department of Health reported an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness linked to a McHenry restaurant. Here’s what we know about this D.C. Cobb’s Restaurant Outbreak:
ABC 7 reported that the MCDH said it has identified an outbreak at D.C. Cobb’s, located at 1204 N. Green Street, after receiving complaints of 13 people who became ill after eating at the restaurant.
The health department is currently investigating what caused the outbreak, but officials said D.C. Cobb’s is fully cooperating with MCDH staff.
Health department officials said that those affected had eaten at the establishment between Aug. 29 and Sept. 15. Those who ate at the establishment from August 29 through September 13 are being asked to complete a survey to assist MCDH in collecting data to help determine the cause of the illness.
Those who ate at the restaurant and did get sick afterward are asked to fill out a confidential survey or to contact the health department at 815-334-4500 and ask for a Communicable Disease Nurse.
“The data collected from the survey and individual interviews is being analyzed to determine the scope and cause of the outbreak including whether any food items are the likely source of the illness and to identify other risk factors that contributed to the spread,” health officials said in a Friday news release.
Stool specimens from people who became sick will be collected and analyzed to try and figure out what made them sick, and health officials are also conducing a food analysis from information collected in the surveys.
“The food analysis involves looking at the foods that ill and well individuals ate to determine the likelihood that someone became ill after eating a particular food item,” according to the news release. “It is not always possible to determine a single food item during an outbreak investigation. This can happen if multiple food items led to the spread of illness or if there is not enough information to determine the cause of illness.”
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