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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Temporary Mobile Food Site, Tacoma, Washington

In January 2017 investigators in Tacoma, Washington learned of three people who became ill after eating food at a "fair, festival or other mobile food site." The implicated meal date was January 11, 2017. All three reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea approximately 35 hours later. No one was hospitalized and no one died. There were no specimens tested for a foodborne pathogen.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Fair, Festival, Temporary Mobile Food Site
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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