Large outbreak of food poisoning in Sonora, Mexico

A large outbreak of food poisoning involving 220 people who consumed sushi rolls from a restaurant chain in Sonora has resulted in the closing of 8 restaurants, a distribution center, and 2 suppliers of the “Que Rollo Sushi” chain for various food violations. Laboratory tests are underway to identify the responsible germ.

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness (such as cholera, E.coli, salmonella, and many viruses) by following food and water recommendations. Avoid food and beverages sold by street vendors. Practise careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.

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