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Pars Cove Salmonella cases up to 749

According to the Chicago Department of Health, as of noon today, a total of 757 people have reported that they became ill after they ate food purchased from the Pars Cove booth—up from the 749 reported Tuesday.  One hundred forty-six of the 757 are laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonellosis, with more results pending—up from the 133 reported on Tuesday. Of these 146 cases, 117 have been identified as Salmonella Heidelberg, one of the more common Salmonella serotypes in the United States.  A total of 35 people are known to have been hospitalized.