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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Samish Bay Oysters, Washington

In March 2017 twenty-two people developed symptoms consistent with norovirus after consuming raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant between March 10 and March 12, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No one submitted specimens for laboratory testing. The oysters were traced to Samish Bay in Whatcom County, Washington.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Raw Oysters
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 22
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 22
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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