Mississippi Salmonella outbreak.jpgMississippi state health officials continue to investigate at least 22 Salmonella infections reported at Magnolia Regional Health Center as of Thursday, December 8. The hospital, located in Corinth, has seen a marked uptick in Salmonella infections this month.

According to reports by the Sun Herald:

One restaurant that received specific scrutiny by health department officials–Don Julio’s–was closed voluntarily Thursday.

Health officials had found no evidence of any food contamination at the restaurant, and it was not ordered to close, a sign on the door said.

However, concern about contamination of vegetables from a supplier and the safety of customers prompted the move.

Don Julio’s and any other restaurant where confirmed salmonella victims say they ate will come under scrutiny, a state health department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Kristy White, executive director of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, encouraged folks to continue patronizing Corinth restaurants.  Interestingly, she also confirmed that three members of her own family were victims of the Salmonella outbreak.

The most common symptoms of a Salmonella infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting.  Typically the acute phrase of a Salmonella infection will begin to subside after 24 to 72 hours.  Lingering gastrointestinal issues and fatigue often last for at least a week.