The Clinton County Health Department responds to potential food borne illnesses as the result of eating contaminated food. The Health Department staff assists the VNA in the collection of samples to be tested for the disease causing agent and interviews those affected by the illness as well as those who were exposed in the same setting, but did not develop the illness. The interview process and the testing of samples help to determine the source of the illness.
What to do if you suspect that you have a food borne illness:
There is no fee for the food borne illness investigation program, but in certain instances there may be a lab fee for testing.
Contacts: Genesis VNA & Hospice