Health department reports gastrointestinal illness outbreak linked to suburban restaurant – NBC Chicago

Health officials are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness believed to be linked to a popular suburban restaurant.

The McHenry County Health Department said 13 people reported getting sick after eating at DC Cobb’s in the far northwestern suburb of Chicago.

The cause of the outbreak wasn’t immediately clear, but officials are asking anyone who dined at the restaurant, located at 1204 N. Green Street between August 29 and September 13, to complete a survey to help them determine the cause of the outbreak. to find out about the outbreak. disease.

“It is important that those who have eaten during this time fill out the survey whether they have developed symptoms or remain healthy,” a Facebook post from the McHenry County Department of Health read Tuesday.

Health officials said the restaurant and its staff are cooperating with their investigation.

They advised anyone experiencing “severe gastrointestinal symptoms” to contact their healthcare provider.

The restaurant did not immediately respond to NBC Chicago’s request for comment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified gastrointestinal disorders as “inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines.”

The main symptoms are vomiting and watery diarrhea, but other symptoms can include fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, muscle aches and headaches.

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