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2016 Outbreak of Norovirus and Clostridium perfringens associated with New Theater Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas

In January 2016 an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness occurred among patrons of New Theatre Restaurant located in Overland Park, Kansas. Dates of onset of illness ranged from January 14 to January 31. Two etiologic agents were identified. Initially, norovirus was confirmed in patients but during the investigation, an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was also detected. Six hundred twenty-one persons became ill with norovirus. Ten persons reported gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with norovirus before attending the dinner theater and one employee reported onset of symptoms while at work. Fifty-five persons reported gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with Clostridium perfrigens. One stool specimen tested positive for Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin type A.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • New Theatre Restaurant
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 676
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • No

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