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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, The Crab Pot, Seattle, Washington

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of The Crab Pot located on Alaskan Way in Seattle. Five people from the same meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on March 4, 2017. There was no laboratory confirmation but symptoms were consistent with norovirus. Environmental health inspectors visited the restaurant on both March 8 and March 9. During the inspection investigators identified a violation related to improper handwashing facilities. No ill food workers were identified and the restaurant completed appropraite cleaning and disinfection of the facility.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2017
  • 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):
  • The Crab Pot
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • No
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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