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2019 Outbreak of Norovirus at The Greek House in Burien, Washington

In September 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus-like illnesses associated with The Greek House located in Burien, Washington. Nine people from two separate meal parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after consuming food and beverage from the restaurant on September 4, 2019. No one submitted a specimen for laboratory testing. No one was hospitalized and no one died. PHSKC investigators visited the restaurant on September 10, 2019. Investigators did not find any risk factors that are known to contribute to the spread of norovirus. No ill employees were identified.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 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):
  • The Greek House
  • 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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