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Fuego Tortilla Grill being investigated over Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak

A College Station, Texas restaurant has voluntarily closed due to a health investigation into a connection with an intermittent  Salmonella Typhimurium-Ohio outbreak, according to a The Eagle report Friday.

The Brazos County Health Department says they are investigating Fuego Tortilla Grill over an outbreak of  salmonella, which has appeared intermittently since September 2013.

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Fuego Tortilla Grill
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To date, there has been 30 confirmed cases of  salmonella, with the majority in residents of Brazos County or having traveled through the county. 

“Through the course of the food borne outbreak investigation, Fuego’s Tortilla Grill Restaurant became of statistical significance,” according to a statement released by the health department Friday afternoon. “Environmental samples were obtained from the restaurant May 13. Today, the DSHS Laboratory reported that 4 of the 36 samples obtained from the restaurant tested positive for Ohio strain. A specific exposure source, such as food handling procedures, food supply or an infected employee has not been specifically identified, but is currently under investigation.”

The restaurant voluntarily closed for cleaning Friday and is expected to reopen on Saturday. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Health officials say restaurant management has been cooperative during this investigation.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with salmonella can result in the organism entering the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

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