ISLAND, Ill. (AP) ― Twenty-two
people got sick and more than 4,500 people received preventive shots during a
hepatitis A outbreak that crossed from Illinois into Iowa.
Rock Island County Health Department spokeswoman Theresa Foes says about 200
people came in for shots Wednesday. And a vaccine clinic at Rock Island High
School drew more than 4,400 people Monday and Tuesday.
The outbreak included two Iowa cases. A spokeswoman for the Health Department
in Scott County, Iowa, says both people had eaten at a McDonald's restaurant
in Milan (MY'-luhn).
Two food handlers at the Illinois restaurant were among the sick, and a
McDonald's patron has sued the fast-food company.
McDonald's has said no one who was sick knowingly worked at the restaurant
after officials identified the problem.