VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Wash., restaurant linked to several dozen cases of salmonella has reopened.
Clark County public health officials gave On The Border the go-ahead to reopen Monday although they still don't know the source of the outbreak. As of Monday, The Columbian reports that health officials have confirmed 28 cases of salmonella linked to the restaurant and identified another 60 probable cases awaiting lab confirmation.
County health officer Dr. Alan Melnick says officials, restaurant employees and the public may never know exactly what caused the outbreak. The restaurant was closed Oct. 9.
Melnick says officials interviewed all 88 people who showed symptoms but they had many things in common. Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort.
Restaurant operations director Jake Parmer says On The Border was thoroughly sanitized over several days in a cleaning process monitored by the health department.