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2015 Norovirus Connected to Meals on Wheels, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to meals provided on January 6, 2015 by Meals on Wheels to residents of Neosho County. As of January 13, 2015 news reports estimated as many as 29 ill persons and one death.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2015
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 29
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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