Campylobacter: Solana Health Department reports that a Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California has been closed since Wednesday while an investigation continues into 32 confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection.
Alejandro’s Taqueria on Texas Street in downtown Fairfield is to remain shut down until revised operations meet with approval from county health officials. County health officials are not certain what food item might have caused the illnesses. They are still checking samples of cooked foods taken from the restaurant on June 8 and also continuing to investigate the reports of those sickened.
E. coli: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Aurora. The outbreak was reported at Pho 75, an Aurora restaurant located at 2050 South Havana Street.
So far, four ill people have been identified, but as with any outbreak, it is possible that there are more sick than reported, as some might not go to the doctor. One of the four ill was hospitalized.
The Tri-County Health Department is working with the restaurant during the investigation. Pho 75 voluntarily closed yesterday. According to the state, typically when a restaurant closes in this kind of situation, a list of requirements must be met before they are allowed to reopen.
Salmonella: Ector County Texas Health Department announced the total number of people who have lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella has increased by one, bringing the total number to three. There are also 24 probable cases. The restaurant where the people got the illness was Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant.
The restaurant, at the request of the health department, closed their doors Monday after complaints were made by residents who said they got sick after eating at the restaurant on June 1. The investigation started around 4:15 p.m. June 3 after officials with the health department got a call saying 10 people had gotten sick after eating at Ajuua’s.