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Two more salmonella cases linked to cafe

Porter County health officials on Wednesday linked two more cases of salmonella to the Lakeshore Cafe in Chesterton, bringing the total to seven cases.

One patron ate at the restaurant Oct. 31 and got sick Nov. 2, while the other ate there Nov. 2 and became sick Nov. 4, according to Connie Rudd, director of nursing at the county health department. Neither person required hospitalization.
 
Of the previous five salmonella cases, three people required hospitalization, and one remains in hospital, according to hospital spokesman Andrew Snyder. The five people ate at the restaurant between Oct. 24 and 29.
 
Restaurant owner Stavros Mamouzelos voluntarily closed his doors Tuesday and has agreed not to reopen without permission from the health department.
 
On Nov. 16, the county commissioners are expected to implement a state law requiring most food establishments to have on staff a certified food handler, who must pass an examination on proper hygiene and sanitary standards.