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2019 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Redmond, Washington

In November 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus-like illness with vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, chills and fever associated with Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant located in Redmond, Washington. Three people from one meal party reported illness after consuming food from Ixtapa on October 30, 2019. No one was hospitalized and no one died. Investigators did not identify how norovirus was spread within the restaurant.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2019
  • 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):
  • Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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