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2015 Outbreak of Shigella sonnei, Mariscos San Juan Restaurant, Santa Clara County, California

In October 2015 local and state investigators in California were notified of an outbreak of Shigella sonnei among patrons of Mariscos San Juan Restaurant #3, located at 205 North 4th Street in San Jose, California. Ill persons ate food from the restaurant on October 16 or October 17. The restaurant closed on October 18. As of November 9, 2015, 194 ill persons had been identified. One hundred eleven were laboratory confirmed with Shigella. Menu items containing shrimp were the suspected source of illness.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Shrimp
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • J16X01.0728, J16X01.0453, J16X01.0497, J16X01.0238, J16X01.1244
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Mariscos San Juan #3
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 194
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 33
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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