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2019 Outbreak of Hepatitis A Associated with Mexican Restaurant in Seattle, Washington

On April 21, 2020 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation into an outbreak of Hepatitis A associated with Senor Moose, a restaurant located in Seattle. Three people from 3 separate meal parties became ill with jaundice, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever and fatigue after consuming food from Senor Moose between February 24 and February 26, 2020. One person was hospitalized. There were no deaths. At the time of the announcement, there was no indication that an ill employee was the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2020
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis A
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Senor Moose
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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