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Eatery temporarily closes after workers falls ill

May 22, 2019

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) — A famous Massachusetts restaurant has closed temporarily after a food handler was diagnosed with salmonella typhi.

Kelly’s Roast Beef on U.S. Route 1 in Saugus closed voluntarily Tuesday.

The Saugus Board of Health has allowed Kelly’s to be open, but the restaurant says it is short-staffed because it is waiting for all employees to get tested and those results to be returned before reopening.

Ann Scales, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Health, says there are no known cases among customers.

Symptoms of salmonella typhi include high fevers, weakness, stomach pain, headaches and loss of appetite. It spreads through food and water.

The restaurant’s other three locations remain open.

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