More Than 100 People Sickened
With Bacterial Infection After Eating at New York Applebee's
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
N.Y. — Health officials say more than 100 people reported
getting sick after eating at an Applebee's restaurant in suburban Syracuse.
The Onondaga County Health Department says it has confirmed
seven cases of Shigellosis among people who ate at the Applebee's in
Camillus in early March. Shigellosis is a bacterial infection associated
with consuming water or food contaminated with fecal matter.
Investigators are focusing on citrus — either lemons or limes
— used in food or in drinks, but they haven't identified the source of the
Health officials say they've advised 52 people to get tested.
It will be several days before the results are available.
The restaurant is cooperating with the health department
investigation and remains open.