Local McDonald's closes due to salmonella strain

By WEEK Reporter

Local McDonald's closes due to salmonella strain

November 26, 2012 Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 5:06 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill -- A local McDonalds restaurant has voluntarily closed out of an abundance of caution as cases of salmonella may be linked to the restaurant.

The Bloomington's Mcdonalds on 2410 S. Main Street voluntarily closed Wednesday night after the McLean County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health informed the owners that recent cases of salmonella may be linked to the restaurant.

The McLean County Health Department say so far less than 10 cases have been found and that the strain is mild.

Officials also believe that the disease was transferred from human to human and not through a specific food.

All of the restaurant's employees are being tested, and the restaurant will reopen once enough staff is cleared to serve food.

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