2 Bemidji Burger Kings closed due to an outbreak of salmonella
December 2, 2017
Updated: December 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm
BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) – Officials Health officials say that two Burger King in Bemidji have temporarily closed their doors after an outbreak of salmonella that infected more than two dozen customers.
The Star Tribune reports that since September, the Minnesota Department of Health has identified 27 confirmed cases and four other probable cases of salmonella with links to the two fast food restaurants. Both sites were voluntarily closed to the public on Thursday to begin the decontamination process.
Once the majority of cases were reported this fall, the Health Department imposed strict interventions that rigorously cleaned restaurants and excluded employees from symptoms of 72 hours of work.  Authorities say that two new cases were identified this week that seem to coincide with the outbreak strain, which eventually led to closures.
Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and fever.
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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com