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Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant linked to nearly 30 Salmonella cases

5758a1134f598.imageAccording to Odessa press, Ector County Texas Health Department Director Gino Solla said Friday afternoon the total number of people who have lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella has increased by one, bringing the total number to three.  Solla also said the restaurant where the people got the illness was Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant, at the request of the health department, closed their doors Monday after complaints were made by residents who said they got sick after eating at the restaurant on June 1. Solla said there are also 24 probable cases.

The investigation started around 4:15 p.m. June 3 after officials with the health department got a call saying 10 people had gotten sick after eating at Ajuua’s, Solla said. After getting reports one person in that group did have salmonella, they visited the restaurant and asked them to voluntarily close down.

Ajuua’s CEO Julian Rubio said the restaurant is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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