October 20, 2018

Dalhart X10 Steakhouse Salmonella Cases Double, 59 Now Sick

Salmonella has sickened 59 people in Dalhart, Texas, a small town in the northwest corner of the panhandle. At least 52 of those cases have been linked to the X10 in Texas Woodfire Grill Steakhouse.

Salmonella BacteriaThe total number of cases has doubled since the outbreak was announced one week ago. The popular restaurant, located about 90 miles northwest of Amarillo, voluntarily closed for a cleaning after the initial 30 cases were reported and was cleared by the health department to reopen. Health authorities say no new cases occurred after the cleaning.Health authorities are still investigating the outbreak and  trying to determine its source.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection usually develop within six to 72 hours of exposure and include headache, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can last up to 10 days. Dehydration from symptoms may require treatment at a hospital. In some cases, where the infection travels to the bloodstream, illness can be life-threatening.

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