Food Safety News reports that at least 105 people now have confirmed or suspected Salmonella Virchow infections after eating at mexican-style restaurant, On the Border, in Vancouver, Washington according to Clark County Public Health. Six have been hospitalized.
That number includes 34 laboratory-confirmed cases and 71 suspected. Suspected cases are those with known exposure and corresponding symptoms.
Nearly all of the victims are Washington residents, though a select few are from Oregon.
Salmonella Virchow, the bacteria at the center of the outbreak, is relatively rare in the U.S. The Washington State Department of Health has posted these illnesses on PulseNet, a national epidemiology network, in an effort to track other potential Salmonella Virchow outbreaks around the country.
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