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2019 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Brave Horse Tavern, Seattle, Washington

In November 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of Brave Horse Tavern located at 310 Terry Avenue North in Seattle. Thirty people from 5 meal parties reported becoming ill after eating at the restaurant on November 23 and 24, 2019. At least 11 employees also experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus dating back to November 24, 2019. Two employees had 2 total household members with symptoms dating back to November 20, 2019. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No one was laboratory confirmed with norovirus. The restaurant closed on November 27, 2019, and completed a thorough cleaning and disinfection. All ready-to-eat foods processed before the restaurant was disinfected were discarded. The restaurant reopened on November 29.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Ill food handler
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Brave Horse Tavern
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 43
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 43
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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