There are now 92 confirmed cases of shigellosis in an outbreak associated with eating at Mariscos San Juan No. 3, a restaurant located at 205 North 4th Street in San Jose, California. Almost 100 additional people may have been sickened in this outbreak.
Almost all of of the people sickened in the outbreak ate at Mariscos San Juan No. 3 on Friday, October 16 or Saturday October 17, 2015.
Shigellosis is an infection that is caused by Shigella bacteria. When an outbreak is linked to a restaurant, a food product on the menu is generally the source.
So far, people from the following California counties have confirmed cases of shigellosis: Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Cruz, Main, and Mercid.
Shigellosis is a kind of food poisoning, but it can also be spread from person to person. Symptoms generally appear about 2 days after exposure, and they may include diarrhea (possibly bloody), fever, and severe abdominal pain. Complications include colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (can cause kidney damage and renal failure).
A lawsuit for compensation should seek amounts for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.