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

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 became ill after eating at the restaurant on February 18, 2016. There was no laboratory confirmation of the etiology but symptoms were suggestive of norovirus. The exact food item that caused the outbreak was not identified. After a field inspection by PHSKC Environmental Health staff, several factors that could have contributed to the outbreak were identified. These included an ill food worker on the premises, inadequate handwashing and inadequate handwashing facilities.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2016
  • 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):
  • Small Frye's
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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