Vancouver restaurant closed due to salmonella

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Vancouver restaurant closed due to salmonella

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on October 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 10 at 12:09 PM

VANCOUVER -- A Vancouver restaurant has been closed after at least 11 cases of salmonella were reported, Clark County Public Health officials said.

Anyone who ate at On the Border Mexican Grill, at 1505 Southeast 164th Avenue, between Sept. 20 and Oct. 8, and is experiencing salmonella symptoms should contact a health care provider, said health officer Dr. Alan Melnick.

"Symptoms can include severe diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, chills, abdominal discomfort and occasionally vomiting," Melnick said. "The symptoms generally appear one to three days after exposure."

There were 11 confirmed cases and five probable cases among customers of the restaurant, he said.

The restaurant was closed Tuesday morning to stop the spread of the infection while officials investigated the source of the outbreak.

"We've eaten here and had wonderful meals," said Beverly Packard.  "Never been sick."

Melnick said in most cases people recover without medication. He also said the risk of infection to the general public was low.

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