According to the Chautauqua County Health Department, officials there are working with the State Department of Health into multiple illnesses potentially associated with the McDonald’s at the Mobile Station in the town of Ellicott, just north of the city line
County Public Health Director Christine Schuyler says there is currently no identified source of the illnesses and there is no evidence that the illness can be spread from person to person.
Health officials say 22 individuals reported common symptoms of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea from August 4-21. Through interviews conducted with 15 case patients, all individuals indicated they had eaten various breakfast sandwiches at the establishment.
McDonalds is fully cooperating with this investigation and is readily following all recommendations of the State and County Health Departments while this investigation continues. The franchise owner has decided to temporarily close the establishment to conduct a thorough cleaning of the food preparation area and all equipment, reviewing the food preparation and distribution process, obtaining a fresh supply of ingredients prior to restarting food production, and conducting a follow up meeting with the County Health Department.
No other McDonald’s locations are involved in this investigation.
Anyone who may have visited the McDonalds at 2803 N. Main Street Extension in Jamestown and experienced sickness shortly after eating there between Aug. 4 and Thursday can contact the Chautauqua County Health Department at 716-753-4483.