News Flash for Anyone In Attendance at the 2008 Jubilee Regional

I received a letter today from the Illinois Department of Public Health.  They are investigating the gastrointestinal illness that swept through the Jubilee exhibitors this year.  They are asking everyone who was at the show to complete a short survey in order to trace the source of the illness.  They also want responses from anyone who did NOT become ill so that they may compare the two groups.  They have sent this letter and survey to all exhibitors, but it occurs to me that there may have been others in attendance who did not receive the letter.  If you were there but did not receive a survey, I encourage you to contact the IDPH Communicable Disease Section at 217-782-2016.  If you did receive a survey, please take the time to answer the questions and return it in the postage-paid envelope.  This is important!

I suspect that it was either Show Management or the Show Committee who brought this episode to the attention of the Public Health authorities and they are to be congratulated for their effort.

5 Responses to News Flash for Anyone In Attendance at the 2008 Jubilee Regional

  1. jdenzel says:

    Thanks for the information. Several in our barn got sick, including my daughter! It certainly didn’t make for a fun show! I was praying she’d stay in the saddle since she was weak as a kitten!

  2. mrsfire says:

    Do you know if the survey is available online?

  3. anonymous says:

    oh i was just about to post about this on here! I just got the letter as did many people from my barn, and we’re all filling it out! A lot of friends got sick, although I didn’t.

  4. Mocha Mom says:

    There was no indication in the letter that the survey is available online. It may be worth a phone call to the IDPH – 217-782-2016 to suggest that they do that. I have just sent an email asking the question. I don’t expect an answer for a few hours. I’ll keep you posted.

  5. LoriLiz says:

    This stuff hit several from our barn. One family had to stay an extra day in the hotel, as they felt so bad, there was no way they were driving back home.

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