Salmonella in chicken or norovirus? 80 sickened, Costa Rica hotel closed

An ongoing inspection in the Hotel Barceló Playa Tambor has revealed traces of salmonella in the hotel’s chicken.

The Tico Times in San Jose, Costa Rica, reports the hotel was closed on Dec. 26 after 80 hotel guests reported gastrointestinal problems. According to Health Minister María Luisa Avila, salmonella was not detected in any of the patients, but they were determined to have the norovirus. The hotel will remain closed through the weekend and investigations will resume Monday.