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2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters Served at a New Orleans Restaurant, Louisiana

14 people became ill with Norovirus after eating oysters at a New Orleans restaurant. The Gulf Coast area where the oysters were harvested was closed down. The people who reported illness ate at the restaurant on April 28 and 29. No hospitalizations were reported.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Oysters
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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