An outbreak of intestinal diseases in Minnesota has been linked to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Department of Health says that 17 people who ate at Sonora Grill between May 18 and 20 have become sick from Cyclospora, an intestinal disease caused by a parasite in food or water.
The MDH asks anyone who has eaten there during that time, whether they get sick or not, to contact them so that they can better regulate the problem.
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"Even if you have not been sick, your information can help us identify what might have caused these diseases and prevent future diseases," an MDH official said in a statement.
You may contact the MDH by calling 651-201-4891.
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This outbreak is not believed to be related to an ongoing Cyclospora outbreak caused by Del Monte vegetable trays purchased from Kwik Trip service stations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. To date, the MDH has received 20 reports of sick Minnesotans from vegetable trays.
Specifically, it is 6 oz. and 12 oz. Del Monte Trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that cause the disease.
It may take up to a week before the symptoms of Cyclospora arrive, but once they do the infected people may experience:
- Frequent watery diarrhea
- Loss of appetite and weight
- Cramps, swelling and / or gas increase
- Nausea (vomiting is less common)
- Low grade fever
Anyone with symptoms is asked to contact their local health provider.