Alejandro’s Mexican Restaurant Campylobacter Outbreak
After over 30 individuals were sickened in an outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Solano County, California, the county public health and environmental health departments have found a possible source in a Fairfeild restaurant. The restaurant, Alejandro’s Taqueria (Alejandro’s) on Texas Street in Fairfield, closed on June 8, 2016 as soon as it was identified as a potential source of the outbreak, and will stay closed until the outbreak investigation has ended.
Alejandro’s Mexican Restaurant Campylobacter Outbreak Investigation
“There have been increased reports of laboratory-confirmed campylobacteriosis since the beginning of June,” said Dr. Michael Stacey, Solano County Deputy Health Officer. “So far, 32 Campylobacter cases have been reported to us this month, almost double the number of reported cases that we had for the whole month of June in 2015.”ISeveral of sickened individuals interviewed reported eating at Alejandro’s between May 26-May 29.
See all details provided by Solano County by visiting June 9, 2016 News Details.
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Campylobacteriosis is one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States. Illness usually occurs two to five days after exposure to Campylobacter and lasts about a week. The illness is usually mild and many people with campylobacteriosis show no symptoms at all. Though rare, in persons with weakened immune systems, the bacteria can spread to the bloodstream and cause serious infection.
Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. The diarrhea may be bloody and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. People with diarrhea, especially children in day care and people who handle food, should not go to school, day care or work until 48 hours after their diarrhea ends. Almost all persons infected with Campylobacter recover completely.