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Salt Creek Grille Raw Ahi Tuna 2005

A woman developed Guillain Barre syndrome, a paralytic nerve condition, subsequent to eating a raw ahi tuna appetizer at the Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point, California. Guillain Barre syndrome is a rare and severe complication of Campylobacter infection. Campylobacter is not usually found in raw tuna, unless that tuna has been cross contaminated by food such as raw chicken, where the bacteria is common. The environmental inspection report identified four practices at the Salt Creek Grille that could have led to cross-contamination of the tuna.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Finfish, Tuna Cross Contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 1
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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