98 sick: Shigella cases linked to San Jose restaurant

Officials said 11 people are hospitalized in intensive care after contracting Shigella at a San Jose restaurant, prompting the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to issue a warning.

french.dont.eat.poopThe patients ate at the Mariscos San Juan restaurant in downtown San Jose on either Friday or Saturday, according to authorities. The restaurant is now closed.

Officials also said the number of suspected cases of Shigella has now risen to 98.

Food is often contaminated with Shigella if it is prepared by someone whose hands are covered in fecal matter.

Time to revise the don’t eat poop mantra (or at least cook the poop).