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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Aliano's Remains Closed During Health Department's Salmonella Investigation