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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Yakima, Washington

In July 2017 Yakima County Health District officials investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among 9 people who ate at a fast-food restaurant on July 16 or July 17. Two people saw a health care provider. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The median incubation period was 34.5 hours (range, 13 to 47 hours). All 9 ill people reported vomiting and diarrhea. There were at least 2 ill food workers.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 9
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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