Wa. restaurant can reopen after salmonella cases

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Wa. restaurant can reopen after salmonella cases

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Posted on October 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 5:14 PM

VANCOUVER -- Clark County Health officials have cleared the On The Border restaurant in Vancouver to reopen.

A spokesman for the restaurant said in a statement sent to KGW that On The Border will reopen at 4 p.m. Monday

Last week the restaurant was closed because of 21 confirmed cases of salmonella with 55 probable cases linked to the location.

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."

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

All surfaces in the restaurant were cleaned and workers were tested for the bacteria.

Now that the restaurant is cleaned and workers were cleared, the restaurant can re-open, officials said. 

 

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