Health officials are investigating twenty-two cases of Salmonella poisoning in Corinth, Mississippi. Investigators are looking at restaurants where those sickened reported eating. According to the Sun Herald, Don Julio's was closed on Thursday:
Health officials had found no evidence of any food contamination at the restaurant, and it was not ordered to close, a sign on the door said.
However, concern about contamination of vegetables from a supplier and the safety of customers prompted the move.
Salmonella is generally transmitted by food contaminated with the bacterium. Symptoms of Salmonella poisoning generally include severe diarrhea and abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache and muscle pain. In some cases there is blood in the stool.
Salmonella can be fatal if the infection enters the bloodstream.