If you believe you or someone you know became ill from eating a certain food, please contact Jackson County Health Department at 618-684-3143, ext. 128. Reporting illnesses helps your local health department identify potential foodborne illness outbreaks. By investigating foodborne illness outbreaks, public health officials can take steps to prevent others from getting sick and can learn about possible problems in food production.

If you or someone you know is showing symptoms of a food-borne or water-borne illness, contact your health care provider. If you suspect that a chemical poison is involved, contact the Illinois Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.