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2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Tacoma, Washington

In January 2017 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis in two patrons of a Mexican restaurant. The implicated meal date was January 30, 2017. Based on epidemiologic evidence, investigators theorized the outbreak was caused by Clostridium perfringens. No one was hospitalized and no one died.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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