Connecticut:- Six outbreak cases identified; none hospitalized. Victims became ill in mid-February and early March.
Illinois:- The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 15 confirmed cases, including three who were hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from February 11th to March 19th. Outbreak cases were reported from Chicago (9), Cook County (2), Kendall County (1), McLean County (1) and Will County (2).
Louisiana:- Three confirmed cases; at least two hospitalized (one male and one female. Both hospitalized victims became ill in mid-February; one reported eating spicy roll sushi in the week before becoming ill.
New York State:- Thirty confirmed cases; at least one person hospitalized. The earliest New York State victim became ill on March 1st. Victims range from 16 to 78 years of age.
Texas:- Four confirmed cases. The earliest onset date was in mid-February.
Virginia:- Nine confirmed cases. The earliest illness onset date was early February.
Wisconsin:- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports 15 confirmed outbreak illnesses. Three of the patients were hospitalized; all 15 have recovered from their illnesses. Wisconsin has confirmed outbreak cases in Milwaukee (6), Washington (2), and Waukesha (7).
Do not eat the recalled frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation. This product is tuna backmeat that is scraped from the bones of tuna and may be used to make sushi, particularly “spicy tuna” sushi.
If you purchase “spicy tuna” or other sushi, sashimi, ceviche, or similar dishes that might contain Nakaochi Scrape tuna product from a restaurant or grocery store, check with the establishment to make sure that it does not contain raw recalled product from Moon Marine USA Corporation. When in doubt, don’t eat it.
Persons who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated raw Nakaochi Scrape tuna product should consult their healthcare providers.
Infants, older adults, pregnant women, and persons with impaired immune systems are more likely than others to develop severe illness and should not eat raw or partially cooked fish or shellfish. If you are unsure of your risk, ask your healthcare provider.
CDC’s Advice to Retailers and Establishments
Do not serve raw recalled frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, known as Nakaochi Scrape, from Moon Marine USA Corporation. If you do not know the source of your raw scraped yellowfin tuna product, check with your supplier.