WSOC TV reported yesterday that the Newton, North Carolina restaurant associated with a large Salmonella outbreak may not reopen after the health department concludes its investigation into the source of the outbreak. 

Experts with the Catawba County Public Health Office said they may never know for sure what caused the outbreak at the Carniceria y Taqueria off U.S. 321 Business. The owner has scrubbed the place down, but he said he knows some customers will never come back.

Health officials are concerned the outbreak could continue to spread even though the restaurant has stopped serving. That’s because some of those who ate at the restaurant work at other restaurants in town, where they could spread the illness that has symptoms that include shaking, a high fever and diarrhea.

So far, 15 people have been confirmed ill with Salmonellosis, and over 100 people reported becoming ill after eating at Carniceria y Taqueria.