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2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella paratyphi Linked to Tuna Loins

In late August 2017 public health officials in Clark County, Washington received five reports of Salmonella infection. All 5 were a genetic match by PFGE. At the same time, the Oregon Health Authority reported an additional 12 cases who were also a genetic match to the Clark County cases. By September patients in Hawaii, New Jersey, Texas, California and Florida had also been identified as infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella paratyphi. Interviews by health officials revealed that most had eaten sushi or some other form of raw fish prior to symptom onset. Sample collection, laboratory testing and traceback led to a recall of frozen Newport brand tuna loins

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Florida, New Jersey, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • tuna
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants, Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Newport brand distributed by Relish Foods, Inc.
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 30
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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