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Mariscos in San Jose Closes Due to Shigella Outbreak [Updated]

More than two dozen people got sick after eating at the popular Mexican seafood restaurant this weekend.

Exterior of Mariscos San Juan in downtown San Jose.
Exterior of Mariscos San Juan in downtown San Jose.
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Mariscos San Juan may want to reconsider the awning that boasts "Home of the Best Seafood in the Bay Area" after more than 141 people who either ate the food this weekend or came into contact with someone who did became sick with Shigella, an infectious bacteria that causes high fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Mercury News reports.

SF Gate reports that over two dozen of Mariscos' customers showed symptoms of Shigella with 11 people so sick they were placed in intensive care. The bacteria is passed through either direct contact with the bacteria in stool or in contaminated food or water. The sickness typically lasts about a week.

Santa Clara health officials shut down Mariscos at 205 North Fourth St. Sunday morning. The other two locations remain open.

Update, Wednesday, October 21, 8:09 a.m.: This article has been updated to reflect a higher number of people affected by the outbreak.

Update, Friday, October 23, 11:02 a.m.: This article has been updated to reflect an even higher number of people affected by the outbreak.

Mariscos San Juan #3

205 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 282-4955

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