Between Friday, March 8, 2019 and Monday, March 11, 2019 OPHIE received 12 Salmonella positive laboratory reports from Hospital A in Elko. Case interviews were conducted to obtain symptomology, onset dates, potential exposures, incubation period and other information. EHS was notified of the increasing frequency of Salmonella reports. By 3:00 PM on March 11, 2019 five (5) interviews had been completed revealing that all five (5) cases had dined at Restaurant A in Elko and reported consuming “sunny side up” eggs. EHS inspectors were notified of the findings and subsequently inspected Restaurant A on the same day.
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