Twenty four now ill after salmonella outbreak in Lambton


Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health says there are now 24 confirmed cases of salmonella and another 100 probable cases linked to food at a Sarnia restaurant.

Lambton Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella
infection in people who recently ate at the Barakat restaurant in Sarnia.
Public health began investigating Friday after four people reported being ill after eating at the restaurant on Lambton Mall Road in Sarnia.

Ranade told Lambton County councillors this morning that this is a “significant” outbreak and some people are becoming seriously ill with salmonella.

The investigation into the source of this outbreak is ongoing – Ranade says that could take some time to determine.

If you ate at the Barakat restaurant between Oct. 21 and Oct. 29 and became ill with symptoms of Salmonella infection – diarrhea, fever,
stomach cramps, vomiting- you are advised to:
• Report the illness to Lambton Public Health at 519 383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839
• Contact their health care provider as needed if symptomatic