Suspected Foodborne Illness Reported Among WA Cheer & Dance/Drill Competition Attendees


The Washington State Department of Health and local health departments are working to determine the source of what appears to be a foodborne illness outbreak among attendees of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's cheer, dance and drill competition held at the Everett Comcast Arena.

Cheer, Dance & Drill Competition Attendees Report Symptoms of Foodborne Illness

Attendees reported symptoms consistent with food poisoning as early as the day after the competition. Vomiting and diarrhea were common symptoms reported.

Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms of many foodborne illnesses, such as Salmonella.

Source of Foodborne Illness Unknown

The Washington State Department of Health is working closely with the Snohomish Health District to pinpoint the source of illness. According to the Department of Health, the total number of people sickened is unknown. The investigation is in the early stages and includes sending a questionnaire to participants as well as collecting samples for testing at the state Public Health Laboratories. People who attended the event and have severe symptoms are advised to contact a health care provider.

Contact the Marler Clark Food Poisoning Attorneys

If you or a family member became ill with foodborne illness after consuming contaminated food while in attendance at the cheer, dance and drill competition at Comcast Arena in Everett and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark attorneys for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness outbreaks. The law firm has represented thousands of victims of Salmonella and other foodborne illness infections, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

You can fill out the contact form or call toll-free at 866-770-2032. There is no cost to you.

Additional Resources