Miguel’s Cocina, a Cali-inspired Mexican restaurant, voluntarily closed its 4S Commons Town Center (10514 Craftsman Way) location due to multiple E. coli reports.

Currently, the San Diego Health and Human Services (HHSA) has confirmed 13 cases of E. coli linked to that location of Miguel’s Cocina. 

According to the HHSA, people ranging in age from 6 to 87 contracted the bacteria. Seven cases were hospitalized, and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.

As stated by the New York State Department of Health, hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) “is a rare but serious disease that affects infected people’s kidneys and blood clotting functions. Infection with HUS causes destruction of red blood cells, which can then cause kidney failure.”

Reports from those who are ill specified that they dined at the restaurant between October 6 and 18 of the same month—and had symptoms from the 13 to October 19. 

The exact food that was contaminated is yet to be determined. The restaurant is working closely with the investigators to procure the sources. This morning, its management voluntarily decided to close until the source can be identified.     

Right now, the restaurant holds a sign that says, “Sorry, we are closed until further notice.”

“People who visited the restaurant and are feeling ill should see their doctor as soon as possible,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We want them to get tested and have the results sent to the local health department. Those most at risk from infection are children, adults 65 and older, and people with weakened immune systems.”  

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