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2015 Outbreak of Shigella at Cafe Coyote, San Diego, California

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella sonnei among customers who ate at Café Coyote on November 24, 2015 or November 25, 2015. In total 19 outbreak associated cases were identified. Six were laboratory confirmed. Thirteen were probable cases. Two were hospitalized. There were no deaths. A case control study implicated salsa although investigators were unable to determine if the salsa contained a contaminated ingredient or if the salsa was contaminated by an ill food handler.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Salsa
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • J16X01.1166
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Café Coyote
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 19
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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