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2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Italisanissimo Ristorante in Woodinville, Washington

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with Italianissimo Ristorante located in Woodinville, Washington. Investigators learned of 11 people from 5 separate meal parties who became ill after consuming food and beverage at the restaurant between May 11-15. Anecdotally, the restaurant received at least eight complaints of illness which likely includes ill people previously reported to PHSKC. Additionally, PHSKC identified at least 5 employees who experienced similar symptoms back to May 13. No one was hospitalized and no one died. On May 16 PHSKC Environmental Health investigators closed the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and disinfection. The restaurant will reopen after public health confirms proper cleaning and disinfection.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2018
  • 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):
  • Italianissimo Ristorante
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 16
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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