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2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Sit-Down Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

In late December 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The meal date was December 29, 2017. Ill persons resided in several counties in Colorado (Denver, Douglas, and Elbert) as well as Idaho. In total 44 people met the case definition for an outbreak associated case. Three cases were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one died. An ill food worker was implicated as the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Colorado
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Ill food worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 44
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 41
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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