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2012 Waterborne Outbreak of Shigellosis, Clark County, Washington

In July 2012 Clark County (Washington) Public Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella linked to water exposure at a public swimming area and childcare facilities. In total there were 24 cases (4 confirmed, 13 probable, and 7 suspect). Of these 19 were exposed at the public swimming area. Two cases were hospitalized. Water testing indicated that fecal coliform levels were above EPA action limits for recreational water but no Shigella were isolated.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Recreational water, person-to-person
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Public Swimming Area
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 24
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 7
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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