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2019 Outbreak of Scombroid poisoning associated with All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar, Seattle, Washington

On November 12, 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of an outbreak of probable scombroid poisoning. Three people from one meal party reported becoming ill after eating cooked tuna from All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar on November 4, 2019. Symptoms included nausea, diarrhea, and flushed face. No one was hospitalized and no one died. PHSKC environmental specialists visited the restaurant on November 6, 2019. They did not find any food safety concerns at the restaurant related to preparation or refrigeration of tuna. No tuna from the same batch that was served to the ill meal party remained at the time of the investigation.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Scombroid poisoning
  • Vehicle(s):
  • tuna
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • All Water Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • 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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