Here’s an update on the Shigella outbreak involving the Applebee’s restaurant in Camillus, NY near Syracuse:
Bar lemons and limes used in both food and drinks are getting most of the focus of the investigation by health officials.
After the Onondaga County Health Department confirmed seven cases of Shigellosis from Applebee customers who dined there in early March, they warned the public and asked others to come forward if they got sick.
More than 100 people responded, reporting illness. Health officials have sent another 52 off for tests. Results are expected in a few days.
Shigellosis is a bacterial infection associated with consuming water or food contaminated with fecal matter. The source of the bacteria in the Applebee’s citrus has not been identified.