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WA Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak up to 120 Cases

At least 120 people are suspected to have fallen ill in a Salmonella outbreak tied to an On the Border restaurant in Vancouver, Wash., Clark County Health told Food Safety News Tuesday.

That case count includes 43 laboratory-confirmed patients and another 77 who exhibit symptoms and had a corresponding exposure history.

The number ill rose by 3 since FSN reported on the outbreak last Wednesday. The health department may still see a few more cases trickle in, spokesman Don Strick said.

Patients suffering from Salmonella infection ate at On the Border between September 20 and October 8. The restaurant voluntarily closed between October 9 and 15 as health officials investigated the cause of the outbreak, but ultimately concluded without a clear answer.

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