December 7, 2016

Norovirus at Chuck E Cheese in Woodbury

A norovirus outbreak has sickened at least 30 people who visited a Chuck E. Cheese  in Woodbury, MN last week. The restaurant closed for a cleaning in Tuesday evening and reopened Wednesday afternoon. Symptoms of a norovirus infection are vomiting and diarrhea.  No hospitalizations have been reported. It is not clear how many of those sickened were children. Highly contagious, norovirus, the leading cause of food posioning outbreaks in the U.S., sickens about 20 million Americans each year. Most, about 65 percent, happen at restaurants and originate from an infected food worker. People with norovirus shed billions of viral particles in their stool and vomit. The virus is transmitted when a food handler who has been sick has microscopic amounts of vomit or stool on his or her hands and … [Read more...]

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