La California Mexican Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak
The Tri-County Health Department has confirmed a Salmonella outbreak linked to the La California Mexican restaurant in Aurora, Colorado. 33 people have been diagnosed with Salmonella. Of the 33 sickened, 3 were hospitalized and 1 person died.
Lab tests show the family combo meal may be the source of the poisoning.
Onset dates of illness range from November 2 to November 26, 2017. As of today, 13 of the 33 cases are confirmed, and there are 20 more probable cases.
Salmonella symptoms include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Fever of 100-102 F
- Bloody diarrhea
- Body aches
Symptoms typically appear 6-72 hours after eating contaminated food and last for 3-7 days without treatment. If you or a family member experienced symptoms, contact your local health department.