Sushi joint shuttered after salmonella illnesses

County health inspectors closed Marinepolis Sushi Land in downtown Bellevue, Washington, at 4 p.m. Thursday after two separate patients with salmonella were connected to the restaurant, according to Seattle and King County Public Health.

The two people who fell ill were not hospitalized and have recovered from their illnesses, said James Apa, spokesman of Seattle and King County Public Health.

Marinepolis manager Keith Negley told the Bellevue Patch the restaurant, a conveyor belt style sushi restaurant, is cooperating with the investigation fully, and could be reopen as soon as Friday.

"We’re doing everything we can to assist, even if it’s a potential that it could have been through here," he said.