Laboratory testing has shown that dozens of people have Salmonella infections linked to two Mexican restaurants in Boston.
There are now 45 confirmed patients, up from 33 earlier this week, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Patients report eating at Los Amigos Mexican Grill taquerias in Brighton Center and West Roxbury. Of the 45 confirmed patients, 29 are from Boston. Additional illnesses have been reported but have not yet been confirmed with lab tests.
The two restaurants have been closed by authorities who have cited health code violations. The Los Amigos Mexican Grill taquerias in Brighton Center and West Roxbury have also had their permits to operate temporarily suspended.