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2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Undercooked Chicken Liver Mousse, Clark County, Washington

In July 2016 Clark County (Washington) Public Health staff investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter linked to consumption of undercooked chicken liver mousse. Members of five households dined together at a local restaurant on July 6, 2016. Campylobacter was cultured in stool specimens submitted by 3 members of the dining party. Three cases, two dining guests and one food handler, were classified as probable cases. Consumption of chicken liver mousse were associated with become ill, OR 36.1, 95% CI 1.58-828.9). A review of food preparation showed that the sous-chef used appearance of the chicken livers to determine doneness.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • chicken liver mousse
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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