November 22, 2019

Salmonella Outbreak at Al Basha Restaurant in Seattle, WA

A Salmonella outbreak at Al Basha Restaurant in Seattle, Washington has sickened at least three people. One person has been hospitalized. That restaurant is located at 2302 1st Avenue in Seattle. The dates that the ill persons ate there are September 15, 22, and 23, 2019.

Salmonella Outbreak at Al Basha Restaurant in Seattle, WA

A specific food or drink that may have caused these illnesses have not been identified. No employees of the restaurant have symptoms consistent with salmonellosis. The three ill persons submitted isolates for testing; all tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis with the same genetic fingerprint. That means they have a common source of infection.

Public Health investigators visited the restaurant on October 10, 2019. The inspection did identify several potential risk factors that included inadequate hand washing and food handling practices that could lead to cross-contamination. The manager was required to conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the restaurant.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with food poisoning, you can contact attorney Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900.

Food safety attorney Fred Pritzker, who has represented many clients sickened with this pathogen, said, “No one should get sick because they decided to go to a restaurant to eat. Restaurants have a legal obligation to serve food that is safe to eat.”

Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include a fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal and stomach cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. Most people get sick within 12 ro 72 hours of infection. And most people do not go to a doctor when they contract this infection because symptoms tend to resolve on their own.

Anyone who has been hospitalized with a Salmonella infection  may have sepsis, a blood infection, or may be dehydrated  because of vomiting and diarrhea.

If you ate at Al Basha Restaurant and have been experiencing the symptoms of a Salmonella infection, see your doctor. You may be part of this Salmonella outbreak.

 

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