December 18, 2018

Norovirus Outbreaks Can Have Multiple Modes of Transmission

A new piece in the CDC's Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report (MMWR) has the results of a study on a norovirus outbreak that occurred in a Tennessee restaurant during Thanksgiving weekend in 2017. On November 28, 2017, the manager of restaurant A reported receiving 18 complaints from patrons who had dined there on Thanksgiving Day four days before. All were suffering from gastrointestinal illnesses. The Tennessee Department of Health conducted an investigation and recommended measures to prevent further growth of the outbreak. Investigators found that one person vomiting in a private dining room. An employee immediately used disinfectant spray that was labeled as effective against Norovirus to clean up. After washing his hands, the employee served family-style platters of food … [Read more...]

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