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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Possible Salmonella Cases Close Local Manchester Restaurant

The Manchester Health Department ordered Buba Noodle Bar to close due to the ongoing risk of transmission of an infectious disease. The investigation to date suggests that cases of Salmonella have been associated with this establishment as recently as May 15th.

Following an investigation, Manchester Health Department visited Buba Noodle Bar on May 20th with an order to close operations and found the owners had already voluntarily shut down all food service to the public. The owners have been cooperative in all aspects of the department’s investigation.

Any members of the public who visited Buba Noodle Bar over the past 7 days, who experienced gastrointestinal illness such as: diarrhea, vomiting, and/or fever, should visit a doctor and ask about testing for possible salmonella. Questions or concerns regarding the restaurant can be sent to

Manchester Healthy Department is working collaboratively with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on this investigation.

Dr. Benjamin Chan, NH State Epidemiologist, stated:

“We are working with the Manchester Department of Health to investigate a cluster of Salmonella infections in the Hillsborough County area. We continue to collect information about potential risk factors and exposures. A number of those affected have reported eating at this establishment, but no specific source within the restaurant has been identified at this point, and there may be other potential community exposures. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

Buba Noodle Bar must remain closed until the following conditions are met:

  1. The facility must undergo a ‘deep cleaning and sanitization’ of all surfaces, by a professional company with expertise in this area-and their plan is reviewed and approved by the Manchester Health Department.

  2. Any prepared foods must be discarded.

  3. All employees must submit a recent stool sample for testing at the NH Public Health Laboratory. Employees may return to work (in any food service role) only following negative test results.

For additional information about Salmonella please visit the following:


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