Shigella infection outbreak after catered private parties

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Seattle and King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Shigella infection (also known as "shigellosis") associated with private parties at Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Shalom in Seattle.

The parties were catered by Eric Gorbman Catering with additional food items brought potluck style by attendees.

Since March 6, Public Health has learned of at least 15 people that became ill with gastroenteritis after consuming food and beverages from the private parties in Seattle on March 3. One ill attendee is hospitalized.

If you or someone in your family attended an event at Temple Beth Am or at Temple Beth Shalom in Seattle on March 3, 2018, please take a few minutes to complete this survey even if you did not get ill. Comparing food histories between those who became ill and those who did not can help us determine what might have caused illness and prevent others from becoming sick.

Learn more about this disease outbreak investigation.


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