OH norovirus outbreak traced back to a suburban doughnut shop

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 13, 2017

An employee at Mama C's who spoke to 13abc by phone on Wednesday said that they feel sorry about the situation.

Norovirus is spread through contact with infected individuals or through contaminated food prepared by a person who is now or was recently ill. In other words, if a person who is sick touches a light switch, then another person touches that switch and touches their mouth or nose, they can get sick too.

According to health officials, norovirus is common at this time of the year and that food workers (restaurants/resorts/festival booths) experiencing the above mentioned symptoms, should refrain from working (preparing and handling food/drinks/ice) for at least three days after their symptoms go away.

At least 200 people got infected by a norovirus after eating in a doughnut shop located in Toledo, Ohio.

The health department says it St. Luke's Hospital reported an influx of emergency room visits from people suffering forborne illness.

"I was texted Sunday morning about 2 a.m. or so that there was something going on". That's why we volunteered to close down to deep clean the story.

Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, and body aches.

In addition, officials at the Wood County Health District believe that doughnuts from Mama C's that were sold in two locations in that county are connected to the outbreak. "The best way to stop norovirus is proper hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and staying home when sick", was the only info provided along the graphic and posted on Facebook by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. The virus itself, however, can remain contagious for up to two weeks. We will reopen when everything is back to normal and the health department does an inspection.

"People are pretty quick to shame them, but it can happen anywhere".

'I think it's super unfortunate.

A norovirus outbreak tied to a local OH doughnut shop has sickened more than 200 people, including 15 young children at an eight-year-old's birthday party.

Anyone who is suffering from these symptoms and would like more information can call the health department at 419-213-4264 or 419-213-4161.

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