Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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June 18 2018 Outbreak of Bacterial Toxin at Lahori Kabab-n-Grill, Kent, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On June 15, 2018, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced that staff were investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis with nausea, cramping and diarrhea associated with Lahori Kabab-n-Grill located in Kent, Washington. Seventeen people f…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O26 At Two Restaurants at Nintendo of America Campus, Redmond, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) associated with I Love Sushi and Sodexo's Café Mario at Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, Washington. Café Mario is operated by Sodexo a…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, Okinawa Teriyaki, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of Okinawa Teriyaki located at 1100 Western Avenue in Seattle. As of May 17, 2018 there were 17 ill persons from three separate meal parti…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Italisanissimo Ristorante in Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with Italianissimo Ristorante located in Woodinville, Washington. Investigators learned of 11 people from 5 separate meal parties who became ill af…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Homegrown Restaurants, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken pesto sandwich

On May 25, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of E. Coli O26 associated with Homegrown Restaurants. Four cases were reported. Three were laboratory confirmed with a genetically indistinguishable strain of E. Coli …Read More »

April 18 2018 Bacterial toxin at 125th Street Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at 125th Street Grill on April 28, 2018. Symptoms and timing of their illness onset was suggestive of a bacterial toxin such as Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. No one was hospi…Read More »

January 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, Pho Aroma, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On January 16, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) learned of 5 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after eating at Pho Aroma located in West Seattle. The meal date was January 13. As part of the investigation PHSKC visited and…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who consumed raw oysters at Elliott's Oyster House Annual Oyster event held on November 11, 2017. Thirteen attendees from 5 sepa…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Asssociated with Rachel's Ginger Beer and Ma'ono Fried Chicken, Seattle

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea associated with Rachel's Ginger Beer and Ma'ono in Seattle's University Village. Although there was no laboratory confir…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Associated with Bombay Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating at the Bombay Grill located in Seattle, Washington. One person ate at the restaurant on October 16, 2017. The second person ate at the restaurant on October 24, 2017. A third person…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Subway Restaurant Located in Normandy Park, WA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 members of separate parties became ill after eating at a Subway located in Normandy Park, Washington. Meal dates occurred between October 20 and October 22. Eighteen people from 7 different meal groups reported illness consistent with…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Camp SAMBICA, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 29 campers and staff at Camp SAMBICA in Bellevue, Washington. Illness onsets began on August 8. There were laboratory tests of specimens but symptoms w…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Miller's Guild, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef ribs

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup among customers of Miller's Guild restaurant. Seven persons from 4 separate meal parties became ill after eating at the rest…Read More »

August 17 2017-2018 Outbreak of Samonella I,4,[5], 12:i: Associated with Service Deli at Costco Warehouse in Issaquah, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On September 26, 20187 officials at Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of Salmonella I,4,[5], 12:i: infections spanning an 11 month period associated with food prepared in the service deli at the Costco Wholesale War…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC)investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections. Nine persons were infected with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Stanley. All but one of the patients lived in King County. Illness o…Read More »

June 17 2017 June Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Salted Sea, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In June 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus among patrons of the Salted Sea, a restaurant located in Seattle. Two people from one dinner party became ill after eating raw oysters at the restauran…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibriosis Among Patrons of White Swan Public House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated reports of illness among 6 people from two separate dinner parties eating food at White Swan Public House located in Seattle. Ill persons consumed raw oysters. One group ate on June …Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis at a Private Event, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff learned of two individuals with lab-confirmed Campylobacter who had attended the same private party on June 24, 2017. Each case reported multiple other ill persons associated with the sam…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, La Hacienda, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of La HAcienda located in Renton, Washington. Five people from one dinner party became ill after eating food at the restaurant on April 21, 20…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis At a Restaurant in Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people residing in four different households became ill with abdominal cramps and diarrhea following an April 22, 2017 meal of burritos and tacos. Symptoms occurred between 9 hours and 21 hours after the meal. No one sought medical care and no o…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Mi Tierra Restaurant, Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with Mi Tierra Restaurant located in Woodinville, Washington. People from three unrelated meal parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, The Crab Pot, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of The Crab Pot located on Alaskan Way in Seattle. Five people from the same meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on March 4, 20…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Girin, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of Girin Restaurant located in Seattle. Four people from a single household reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal that wa…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Seattle restaurants Linked to Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In late March and early April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers who consumed raw oysters at different Seattle restaurants. Cases were part of t…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters at Taylor Shellfish, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In January 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated a cluster of norovirus-like illness associated with consuming raw oysters. On January 4, 2017 four people in the same meal party consumed raw oysters at Taylor Shellfish located a…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Small Frye's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Small Frye's restaurant located at 4225 Preston Fall City Road SE in Fall City, Washington. As many as 4 people …Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Vibrio vulnificus Infections Associated with Handling Tilapia from Fish Tanks, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish

In 2016-2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated the source of two reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus. Both case-patients sustained wounds while handling tilapia, a freshwater fish, purchased live from 2 retail fish markets before…Read More »

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