Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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August 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Burien, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with vibriosis after consuming raw oysters at a restaurant located in Burien, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 28, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The oysters were harvested…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Hammersley Inlet Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • raw oysters

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters harvested from Hammersley Inlet in Washington state. The implicated meal date at a Seattle restaurant was April 6, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

Five people from three separate dining parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant. Meal dates ranged from February 14, 2017 to March 2, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. All parti…Read More »

December 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak and Raw Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In December 2014 Washington State health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall for all shellfish originating from a portion of Mason County's Hammersley Inlet after several people who ate raw oysters became ill. A …Read More »

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