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Ming’s Restaurant in Peterborough is Salmonella Link

Community Members with Symptoms Asked to Contact the Health Unit

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit is investigating an outbreak of lab-confirmed cases of Salmonella linked to Ming’s Restaurant, located at 554 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough, Ontario.  The Health Unit has ordered the restaurant closed until testing can determine the source.

The Health Unit is asking anyone who became ill with symptoms consistent with Salmonella infection after eating at Ming’s Restaurant on or after November 27, 2012 to contact the Health Unit.

Please call 705-743-1000, ext. 225 to leave a message and a Public Health Inspector will follow up.  The Health Unit is seeking this information to prevent the spread of illness to others.

Symptoms of Salmonellosis can occur within six to 72 hours, however usually appear 12 to 36 hours after consumption of contaminated food or beverage. These symptoms usually resolve without treatment.

Symptoms include:

  • Sudden onset of headache
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Sometimes vomiting

Symptomatic individuals should wash their hands regularly and avoid preparing food for others.