More Campylobacter cases in Seattle; poultry possible source

August 31, 2017

For the second time this week public health officials in the Seattle area have disclosed an investigation into Campylobacter infections suspected to have been foodborne.

Wednesday the Seattle & King County Public Health Department reported two people had been confirmed by laboratory analysis with campylobacteriosis. Multiple other people reported illnesses consistent with Campylobacter infection, but health officials have not interviewed them.

All of the sick people reported Wednesday attended a private party June 24. The public health department learned of the illnesses on Aug. 10.

“Food for the party was prepared in the private home and included chicken, a food