Bloomington McDonalds remains Closed

By Josh Simon

Bloomington McDonalds remains Closed

November 27, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM CDT

Bloomington, IL -- A local McDonald's is still closed as the restaurant and the McLean County health department continue to investigate cases of salmonella.
According to the the health department a cluster of Salmonella cases were reported in McLean County between October 18th and November 11th.
The McDonald's on South Main street in Bloomington was found to have a connection with at least some of the reported cases.
The health department inspected the restaurant and doesn't think the cause is a specific food but rather Human transmission.
The store has been closed since last Thursday while employees are tested for the virus.
Kera Simon with the McLean County Health Department said, "A person who was infected with Salmonella through another person either with direct contact with their feces either through cleaning or unwashed hands would of come in contact with that infected person and then the germs would spread from what they were dealing with and what they were touching."
The symptoms of Salmonella include fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloody diarrhea.
If you experienced these symptoms please contact the Health Department at (309) 888-5435 and select option 4.

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