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2016 Norovirus Outbreak Associated with Buffalo Wild Wings, Overland Park, Kansas

In January 2016 16 people became ill with norovirus after consuming food and drink at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 7030 W. 105th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. Onset of illness ranged from January 25 to February 15. Five of the 6 stool specimens received tested positive for norovirus genogroup II at Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories. Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) inspected the restaurant on January 29 and found multiple food safety violations. Additionally, four employees were ill. KDA's findings included poor employee hand hygiene, insect contamination of liquor bottles and improper storage of equipment. Although Buffalo Wild Wings was associated with illness, the vehicle of transmission could not be confirmed.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Genogroup II
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • 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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