A Salmonella outbreak at Washington Care Center in Seattle sickened 29 people in early July, according to King County health officials. Six residents of the care center, located at 2821 S Walden St., were hospitalized.
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The meals in question were served on June 28 and June 29 and patients said symptoms first appeared on dates ranging from July 1, 2023 – July 5, 2023. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that can sometimes be bloody.
When Washington Care Center reported the outbreak on July 3, King County provided the staff with information that would prevent the further spread of illness. The facility halted communal activities and dining from July 3, 2023, to July 7, 2023, and isolated sick residents and staff until they were symptom-free for at least 24 hours.
Health officials interviewed residents who became ill and those who didn’t in an effort to identify common exposures. They inspected the kitchen and provided education to Washington Care Center staff.
Eight of the 29 patients had cases confirmed through laboratory testing. Whole genome sequencing tests, which identify the genetic “fingerprint” of the Salmonella cultured from patients, were performed on seven of those cultures. Results showed that all seven showed a close resemblance, meaning the patients were likely exposed to the same source of contamination.
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