Salmonella cases linked to Washington restaurant

A Clark County Public Health spokesman says the number of salmonella cases linked to a Vancouver, Wash., restaurant continues to climb.

The number of people sickened after eating at On the Border has now reached 13 confirmed and 33 probable cases. Most of the ill are adults. Three people have been hospitalized and two of them have since returned home.

Health officials are still trying to determine the source of the bacteria. They closed the restaurant temporarily on Tuesday as a precaution.

All but one case involves customers who visited the restaurant between Sept. 20 and Oct. 8. One restaurant employee has also fallen ill.

Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort and typically arrive within three days of exposure. Most people recover without medication.

If you come down with salmonella as a result of eating food prepared in a restaurant, you may be entitled to recover for your illness.