Salmonella outbreak cases continue to climb

Lambton Public Health building on Front Street in Sarnia. 28 July 2019. (Photo from Google Maps)

There are now 41 lab-confirmed cases of salmonella food poisoning linked to an outbreak at a Sarnia restaurant.

That’s up from 33 confirmed cases reported last Thursday.

Lambton Public Health says over 180 people have reported salmonellosis-related symptoms and nine people have been hospitalized.

The local health agency reported the outbreak at Barakat Restaurant on London Road and the eatery’s food truck on October 30.

Lambton Public Health said 90 per cent of the exposures happened between October 21 and 25.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit Ranade said they continue to investigate the specific source of the outbreak.

Anyone who ate at the Barakat Restaurant or food truck between October 19 and 29 and became ill with symptoms like diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, and vomiting is urged to report the illness to Lambton Public Health or contact their health care provider.