Salmonella outbreak tied to SW Wash. restaurant

10/9/2012 7:00 PM
By Associated Press

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A salmonella outbreak has led health officials to temporarily close a Vancouver, Wash., restaurant.

Dr. Alan Melnick, the Clark County health officer, says there have been 11 confirmed and five probable cases linked to the On The Border restaurant.

The health department is interviewing employees and customers to find the source of the outbreak. They are also working with restaurant staff to make sure they frequently wash their hands and properly store and handle food.

Melnick says the restaurant was closed Tuesday as a precaution. Anyone who ate there between Sept. 20 and Oct. 8 should go to a doctor if they have symptoms of salmonella, such as fever, chills, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.

The symptoms typically arrive within three days of exposure. Most people recover without medication.

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