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Salmonella cases up to 14 in Russellville outbreak

Published: Jun. 20, 2014 at 5:19 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2014 at 5:19 PM CDT
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El Patron was determined to be the common thread in a Salmonella outbreak in Russellville....
El Patron was determined to be the common thread in a Salmonella outbreak in Russellville. (Source: WAFF)

RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed 14 people tested positive for Salmonella as part of their investigation of a foodborne disease outbreak in Russellville.

People who reported gastrointestinal illnesses after eating food prepared at El Patron restaurant in Russellville on June 4 and 5 were interviewed.

Two people were hospitalized after testing positive for the illness. They have since been released.

Salmonella symptoms usually happen within 6 to 72 hours after infection and most people recover without treatment. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, abdominal cramping and fever.

El Patron closed as the health department looked into the outbreak, and remains closed as of June 20.

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