AT least 91 people, including tourists have been infected in Mallorca’s Salmonella outbreak, the Government has said.
The dozens of victims are all believed to have eaten at a now-closed sushi restaurant in Palma.
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Dragon Sushi in Calle Blanquerna has been blamed for the mass food poisoning, which hospitalised two people in Son Espases.
A total of 19 people tested positive for Salmonella, while the remaining victims are believed to have contracted gastroenteritis.
Who are the 91 victims?
. Real Mallorca B footballer Victor de Baunbag
. 42 are women, 49 men
. Seven children aged 14 and under
. 27 aged 15 – 20
. 46 are aged 21 – 40
. 11 are 41 or older
Among the victims is Real Mallorca B footballer Victor de Baunbag, who last season was the target of Liverpool FC scouts in England.
As the number of cases increased, there was anger from diners at the Asian eatery.
What is Salmonella?
. Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a disease and is one of several causes of gastroenteritis
. Infection usually occurs by eating raw or under-cooked meat, poultry or eggs
. Symptoms include Nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, fever, chills, headache and blood in the stool
. The incubation period is usually 12 to 36 hours
One Tripadvisor reviewer said: “Someday you are going to kill someone.
“A restaurant is more than this bad food, if you can not handle a restaurant then close it.”
Meanwhile another diner labelled the restaurant a ‘disgusting place’ and warned other diners against eating there.
It comes as inspectors of the sushi joint made shocking discoveries, including that ‘there was no hot water’.
They also found that raw food was kept with uncooked food, the kitchen was ‘too small’ and that some food was being stored between 20 and 30°C.
No one is currently understood to be hospitalised with a Salmonella infection and there have been no new reported cases since Friday.