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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Port Townsend Restaurant, Washington

In early 2017 ten people became ill with norovirus after eating at a restaurant located in Port Townsend, Washington. Ill persons were members of 4 groups who ate at the restaurant January 26, January 27 and February 2. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one died. Investigators suspect that an ill restaurant worker was the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • ill foodhandler
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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