Typhoid fever at S.F. café

Restaurant employee may have spread disease to customers

A cook at Nordstrom Café at the Stonestown Galleria mall in San Francisco may have spread typhoid fever to customers.

Anyone who ate at the restaurant on April 16, 17, 18, 20 or 27 are at risk of contracting the illness, the San Francisco Department of Health warned, according to SFGate.com. The restaurant employee contracted the sickness during a trip outside the country.

Symptoms of typhoid fever typically appear eight to 14 days after exposure and include fever, weakness, stomach pains, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite; some patients develop a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. Gone untreated, typhoid fever can be fatal.