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Aliano's Update: Salmonella Cases Reported in Different Groups, On Different Days

The restaurant was closed on Sept. 19, but reopened on Sept. 20.

UPDATE: Aliano's reopened on Sept. 20. They passed all Kane County Health Department tests and no issues were found with any of the employees or the restaurant itself.

The reported cases of salmonella that were confirmed not to come from Aliano's did not involve the same group of people. They were also not reported on the same day, the Kane County Health Department said Wednesday.

The six salmonella cases were reported separately throughout the week of Sept. 10-14, said Tom Schlueter, County Health Department spokesman.

"They were reported through doctors," he told Batavia Patch of the cases. The doctors saw symptoms of, or identified the salmonella illness, in some of their patients.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aliano's temporarily closed its business on Friday while the health department's investigation into the salmonella cases started. The restaurant reopened on Sept 20, and passed all County Health Department inspections.

A cardboard pizza sign taped on its front door had the following message during the closure:

"Sorry for the inconvenience. We will reopen in a couple days. Thank You!"

Aliano's official website and also its Facebook page initially did not mention the investigation or the temporary closure at all. One Facebook fan asked why the restaurant was closed and another asked when they would open again. A response to those questions was posted on Aug. 20 when the restaurant reopened.

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Mario Rossario Aliano September 20, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Aliano's Ristorante - 90 N Island Ave. Batavia, Il We want to take this opportunity to update our wonderful Batavia family and our surrounding communities. Not one shred of evidence was found to be a problem in our restaurant or with our employees. All tests and inspections of our restaurant passed with flying colors. We cooperated 100% and voluntarily with the Kane County Health Department. We hold no blame or anger toward the Kane County Health Dept. We worked together with them to protect the public. Clearly, the supposed link to Alianos was found to be erroneous. In fact, we invite all of those to please come have a meal at Aliano’s Ristorante!! We are all in this community together, so don’t hesitate to eat in fine establishments like ours. We are open today at 5pm!
Mario Rossario Aliano September 20, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Aliano's Ristorante is "NOW OPEN"!!! We are open for lunch and dinner!! Same hours!
Charles Menchaca September 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Thanks for posting these messages, Mario! We included this information in a new story to share with our readers: http://patch.com/A-xW05. We also updated the previous stories to let people know that there was no connection found and all tests were passed. Congratulations and welcome back! —Charles Menchaca, Editor, Batavia Patch

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