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2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Attributed to (Suspected) Lectin Toxin, Bellingham, Washington

Twenty-six people developed gastroenteritis attributed to suspected lectin toxin as a result of eating undercooked cranberry beans at a restaurant located in Bellingham, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 31, 2017.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cranberry Beans
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 26
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 26
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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