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Four salmonella cases found at Tacos Garcia

The Department of Environmental Health confirmed Wednesday four cases of salmonella linked to the Tacos Garcia at 1100 Ross St. All of the people with confirmed cases ate at the restaurant January 4th, reports the Amarillo Globe-News.

Infection by the salmonella bacteria causes salmonellosis, which can include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps as symptoms, according to WedMD’s Web site.

"They develop 12 to 72 hours after infection, and the illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Most people recover without treatment. However, in some people the diarrhea and its related complications, especially dehydration, may be so severe that hospitalization is needed," according to information on the Web site.