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Published on Thursday, September 6, 2018

Metro Health Investigates Foodborne Illness at Local Restaurant

CONTACT: Carol Schliesinger, 210-207-8172


SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 6, 2018) – As has been reported by local media, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is investigating a potential foodborne illness cluster following numerous, independent complaints of foodborne illness reported by individuals who have dined at Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill on Wurzbach Road during the past Labor Day weekend. 


As of Sept. 5, more than 60 individuals reported foodborne illness symptoms after eating at this food establishment. Common symptoms of foodborne diseases include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. However, symptoms may differ among the different types of foodborne diseases.  Health officials encourage anyone who recently ate at the restaurant and is experiencing symptoms to seek medical attention.


The restaurant is cooperating fully in the investigation and Metro Health staff is working with the restaurant to ensure all precautions are being taken to prevent any further illnesses.


The best way to prevent general gastrointestinal illness is to practice proper hand-washing, especially after using the restroom, changing diapers, before eating and preparing food, and when caring for a sick person. For information on how to report a case, please call Metro Health at 210-207-8876.

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