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2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow at On the Border Restaurant, Washington

Clark County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Virchow among patrons of a Vancouver restaurant, On the Border. On October 18, 2012 public health officials reported at least 38 confirmed cases of Salmonella and 75 probable cases. Six patients were hospitalized.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Oregon, Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • TDXX01.0209
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • On the Border
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 113
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 38
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 75
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 6
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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