Diners suffer cramps, diarrhea after eating in Seattle restaurant

April 28, 2017

A Mexican restaurant on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is under investigation by King County Public Health over a cluster of suspected cases of the bacterial toxins, Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. Both cause gastroenteritis with abdominal cramps and diarrhea.

The health department says four people were sickened after dining at Rancho Bravo Tacos at 1001 East Pine St.in Seattle on April 22. The four people were from a single party and became ill shortly after eating. None were hospitalized and no others have reported illnesses. Tests were not done to confirm which pathogen was involved because bacterial toxin illnesses are short-lived