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Bakersfield Restaurant Closed For Salmonella

Health officials have temporarily closed a restaurant in Bakersfield, Calif. after four people who ate there were diagnosed with Salmonella poisoning.

Kern County Environmental Health inspectors said the four people patronized the Don Perico Mexican and seafood restaurant, at 4701 White Lane, during the same time period in the past two weeks.  Two of the infected people remain hospitalized.

The restaurant was ordered closed on Thursday so that health officials could further investigate.

The Bakersfield outbreak does not appear to be connected to the national recall of Salmonella-tainted eggs from Iowa, the Kern County health officials said.  

Salmonella is bacteria that can cause abdominal cramps, fever, vomiting and diarrhea.  Symptoms typically develop from 12 to 72 hours after exposure.

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  • Jorge Escobedo

    Don Perico at 4701 White Ln is one of the best Mexican restaurants in town, it offers great service and excellent food. I’ve being eating there for over seven years and never had any bad experiences; I always been very pleased with all services.