Clark County Public Health Washington in Vancouver today lifted the closure order for On the Border restaurant, located at 1505 SE 164th Ave. in Vancouver. The restaurant was closed on October 9th to prevent the spread of Salmonella Virchow.
According to Clark County Health officials, “All restaurant surfaces and equipment have been inspected, cleaned and sanitized, and all potentially contaminated foods have been removed. All restaurant employees have been tested for salmonella and those free of infection have been cleared to return to work.”
As of 11 a.m. on October 14th, there have been 23 confirmed and 54 probable cases of Salmonella Virchow linked to this outbreak. Of the four cases that were hospitalized, three have been released. A source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.
It will be interesting to see if Salmonella Virchow has surfaced in states other than Washington and Oregon.