A Salmonella outbreak at Brixx and Barley in Long Beach, NY has sickened a dozen people since early July. The Nassau County Health Department has closed the restaurant, located at 152 W. Park Ave., and will not allow it to reopen until the source of the contamination is found, a spokeswoman told Newsday.
Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. They usually develop within six and 72 hours of exposure and last about a week.
Health officials are analyzing stool samples collected from those sickened since early July to see if they all contain the same strain of bacteria. They are also using information gathered from patients to identify which foods or beverages all of the case-patients consumed.
Salmonella illnesses occur when food contaminated with fecal matter is ingested. This contamination can occur if an infected food handler doesn’t wash hands properly after using the bathroom. Or, during slaughter if the food is meat, or during the growing process if contaminated water is used for irrigation.
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