Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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January 06 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who ate at a restaurant located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The implicated meal date was December 31, 2015. Illness onsets occurred on January 2 and January 3, 2…Read More »

June 03 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters in Barnstable County, MA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • oysters, raw

Public health investigators learned of gastrointestinal illnesses in multiple individuals after three separate events were held in June 2013. Illnesses were reported among attendees of a wedding rehearsal dinner held at Wayside Inn in Chatham, MA on …Read More »

April 19 2019 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Itasca Country Club, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2019 people reported getting sick with gastroenteritis after eating at the Fox & Turtle Restaurant located at the Itasca Country Club. Ill patrons reported eating at the restaurant weekend, April 20-21, 2019. The restaurant was closed after …Read More »

April 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus associated with three restaurants - Purple Café and Wine Bar, Lot No. 3, and Cast Iron Studios, all in Bellevue. The three establishments all own…Read More »

March 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus, Dave and Buster's Restaurant, Auburn, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

On April 9, 2019 Seattle King County Public Health announced an outbreak of norovirus associated with food consumed at Dave and Buster's Restaurant located in Auburn, Washington. Twelve outbreak associated cases were identified. No one was hospitaliz…Read More »

February 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus at California Tacos, Lakewood, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill employees

In February 2019 the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons and employees at California Tacos, a restaurant located at 14818 Union Avenue SW in Lakewood, Washington. Nineteen customers repor…Read More »

February 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus at Tijuana Taco, Lakewood, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill employees

In February 2019 officials at the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) investigated an outbreak of norovirus infections among customers and employees of Tijuana Taco located at 1005 Bristol Avenue SW in Lakewood, Washington. Forty six one c…Read More »

January 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus, La Fuente Restaurant, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On January 31, 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of noro-like illnesses associated with La Fuente Restaurant located in Renton, Washington. As many as 28 people from one meal party on January 25 reported symptoms of…Read More »

December 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Oysters Imported from Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Shigella, Vibrio, Campylobacter, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In May 2019 the CDC and public health and regulatory officials in several states investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to imported raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon estuary in Baja, California Sur, Mexico. Sixteen ca…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at McDonald's, Brevard, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 Transylvania Public Health in North Carolina received reports of illness among customers of a McDonald's located in Brevard. The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health confirmed norovirus in people who were tested by their me…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at the Hub at Gig Harbor Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among people who attended a special event at the Hub at Gig Harbor Restaurant located in Gig Harbor. The event was held July 26, 2018. The first reports of…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Among Visitors to CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • water

On July 13, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) announced an investigation of gastrointestinal illness among hundreds of visitors to a Tennessee zipline destination, CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Since June sever…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Las Vegas Casino and Resort, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2018 public health officials at the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) investigated an outbreak of norovirus at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Convention attendees, slot department employees, banquet staff and hotel guests reported…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, Okinawa Teriyaki, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of Okinawa Teriyaki located at 1100 Western Avenue in Seattle. As of May 17, 2018 there were 17 ill persons from three separate meal parti…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Lockspot Cafe, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

in May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of Norovirus at the Lockspot Café in Seattle. Three people from 2 separate dining parties became ill after consuming food and beverage at the restaurant between May 12-13…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Anthony's Homeport, Des Moines, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus at Anthony's Homeport located in Des Moines, Washington. Fifteen people from two separate meal parties became ill after eating at the restaurant on May …Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Italisanissimo Ristorante in Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with Italianissimo Ristorante located in Woodinville, Washington. Investigators learned of 11 people from 5 separate meal parties who became ill af…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Shedd Aquarium, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two separate groups of visitors to the Shedd Aquarium became ill with gastroenteritis in April 2018. On April 17 about 15 kindergartners from a Chicago Catholic school became sick after visiting the Shedd Aquarium. The kindergartners did not eat at t…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Fast Food, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 Oklahoma Department of Health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus in Kay County. Co-workers purchased food at a fast food restaurant on April 10 and ate their meals at their workplace. Two people were laboratory confirmed wi…Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Windjammer Restaurant, Burlington, Vermont

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2018 Vermont public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of the Windjammer Restaurant located in South Burlington. As of March 27, 2018 there were 114 outbreak associated cases. Six of these were secondary cas…Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In March/April 2018 Canadian public health authorities investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters. As of April 27, 172 cases had been reported by 3 provinces: British Columbia (132), Alberta (15), and Ontario (25). No…Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters from British Columbia, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

On May 1, 2018 California Department of Public Health officials reported that approximately 100 individuals had reported illness after consuming raw oysters grown in British Columbia. Oysters were sold in restaurants and at retail stores. Laboratory …Read More »

January 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, El Toro Restaurants, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As least 542 people were sickened with norovirus linked to food prepared at two El Toro Mexican restuarants located in Pierce County, Washington. Most of the cases (n=520) dined at the Tacoma location at 5716 N. 26th Street. The other 22 cases dined …Read More »

January 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, Pho Aroma, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On January 16, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) learned of 5 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after eating at Pho Aroma located in West Seattle. The meal date was January 13. As part of the investigation PHSKC visited and…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Mama Stortini's Restaurant & Bar, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In December 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of Mama Stortini's Restaurant & Bar located in Seattle. From December 11-12 PHSKC learned of 15 ill persons from 5 different meal p…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In December 2017 public health officials in Boulder, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Boulder. Eighteen people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospital…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Sit-Down Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

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, Do…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Colorado public health agencies received multiple complaints from customers who ate at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado over a week period in December. There were 52 reported cases of illness. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The me…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Fourteen people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The implicated meal date was December 15, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Wild Ginger Restaurant, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 26, 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff learned of 5 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after consuming food and beverage on December 22 at Wild Ginger, a restaurant located in Bellevue, Washington. An additi…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, Raw

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal held on December 22, 2017 at a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. The implicated vehicle was raw oysters. No one sought medical care and no one died. Product trac…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who consumed raw oysters at Elliott's Oyster House Annual Oyster event held on November 11, 2017. Thirteen attendees from 5 sepa…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Pueblo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 Pueblo City-County Health Department staff investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of a restaurant located in Pueblo. The implicated meal date was October 1, 2017. Five people reported symptoms of diarrhea and vomiti…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus a Restaurant, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 public health officials in Mississippi investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Gluckstadt, Mississippi. The implicated meal date was October 12, 2017. Twenty five people reported symptoms consistent with norov…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus at Herringbone Waikiki

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 up to 45 patrons of Herringbone Waikiki, a restaurant located in Honolulu became ill with norovirus. Twenty nine ill persons were customers and 16 employees were ill. Six people were confirmed with norovirus. Exposure dates occurred …Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Asssociated with Rachel's Ginger Beer and Ma'ono Fried Chicken, Seattle

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea associated with Rachel's Ginger Beer and Ma'ono in Seattle's University Village. Although there was no laboratory confir…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Associated with Bombay Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating at the Bombay Grill located in Seattle, Washington. One person ate at the restaurant on October 16, 2017. The second person ate at the restaurant on October 24, 2017. A third person…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Subway Restaurant Located in Normandy Park, WA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 members of separate parties became ill after eating at a Subway located in Normandy Park, Washington. Meal dates occurred between October 20 and October 22. Eighteen people from 7 different meal groups reported illness consistent with…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Outbreaks at an Event Center, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Nebraska public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among people who attended events over a three week period at an event center. Overall, 18/25 (72%) employees and 324/1383 (23.4%) attendees from 9 of 10 events completed…Read More »

September 17 2017 Suspected Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In September 2017 four people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus associated with eating raw oysters at a sit-down restaurant in Seattle, Washington. The implicated meal date was September 14. No one was hospitalized and no one died. C…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Camp SAMBICA, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 29 campers and staff at Camp SAMBICA in Bellevue, Washington. Illness onsets began on August 8. There were laboratory tests of specimens but symptoms w…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sterling, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

The Loudoun County Health Department reported that more than 135 people were sickened after eating food from the Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 21031 Tripleseven Road in Sterling, Virginia. The first reports of illness occurred on July 13, 2017. T…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready to Eat foods

In July 2017 public health officials in Colorado Springs investigated an outbreak of Norovirus occurring at a banquet facility. Ten people reported symptoms. Three cases were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one die…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In July 2017 two dining patrons of a Colorado Springs, Colorado became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus. The meal date was July 26. Symptoms included vomiting and diarrhea. The incubation period was 37 hours and 38 hours. No laboratory tes…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Yakima, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2017 Yakima County Health District officials investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among 9 people who ate at a fast-food restaurant on July 16 or July 17. Two people saw a health care provider. No one was hospitalized and no one die…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibriosis Among Patrons of White Swan Public House, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In July 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated reports of illness among 6 people from two separate dinner parties eating food at White Swan Public House located in Seattle. Ill persons consumed raw oysters. One group ate on June …Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Estes Park, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Members of an Estes Park, Colorado service group who ate at a luncheon held at a private home on June 13, 2017 became ill with norovirus. Twenty three people reported illness. One person tested positive for norovirus. One person was hospitalized and …Read More »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food worker

In May 2017 investigators in Colorado Springs, Colorado learned of an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a fast-food restaurant. Seven people reported symptoms. Four cases were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. An ill…Read More »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Multiple Outdoor Festivals, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

In June 2017 the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDOH) was notified of acute gastrointestinal illness among attendees of a festival held at Venue A. Additional cases were identified from two additional Venue A festivals held in May 31-June 18. Soc…Read More »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Vancouver, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Seven people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on May 5 at a Vancouver, Washington restaurant. The median incubation period was 32 hours, (range 27 to 47 hours). Six people reported vomiting. Three people experienced diarrh…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, La Hacienda, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of La HAcienda located in Renton, Washington. Five people from one dinner party became ill after eating food at the restaurant on April 21, 20…Read More »

April 17 2017 Norovirus at Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • chocolate truffle bar

In April 2017 conference attendees who ate at a chocolate truffle bar at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego became ill with norovirus. According to the California Department of Public Health, there were 77 probable cases of norovirus. The event was …Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Long Term Care Facility, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 public health investigators in Adams County, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a long term care facility located in Thornton. Nineteen people were ill. Eight were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one …Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Hotel and Convention Center, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In April 2017, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) investigated reports of gastrointestinal illnesses among attendees at 3 events at a hotel and adjoin convention center held in a one week period. Among approximately 900 total attendees…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people from two different households reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on April 21, 2017 at a sit-down restaurant located in Renton, Washington. The average incubation period was 36.5 hours, (range: 31 to 41 hours). Al…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Hammersley Inlet Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • raw oysters

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters harvested from Hammersley Inlet in Washington state. The implicated meal date at a Seattle restaurant was April 6, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Mi Tierra Restaurant, Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with Mi Tierra Restaurant located in Woodinville, Washington. People from three unrelated meal parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, The Crab Pot, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of The Crab Pot located on Alaskan Way in Seattle. Five people from the same meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on March 4, 20…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Girin, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among patrons of Girin Restaurant located in Seattle. Four people from a single household reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal that wa…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In March 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Six people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Alamosa, Colorado investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among persons who ate at a buffet style restaurant located in Alamosa. The first implicated meal date was March 28, 2017. The last implicated meal date was A…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Denver, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In March 2017 local public health authorities in the Denver area investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a Denver restaurant. The meal date was March 5. Twenty one people reported symptoms consistent with a norovirus infectio…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people became ill with gastroenteritis consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Battle Ground, Washington. Symptom onset occurred approximately 34 hours following the implicated meal on March 4, 2017. No specimens wer…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Seattle restaurants Linked to Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In late March and early April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers who consumed raw oysters at different Seattle restaurants. Cases were part of t…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 four people experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on March 18 at a Seattle restaurant. The average incubation period was 24 hours. All four individuals reported diarrhea and vomiting. One person was seen by a h…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus (Suspected), Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five people residing in different households became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on March 4 at a Seattle restaurant. Two people sought medical attention at an emergency department. No one was hospitalized and no one di…Read More »

March 17 2017 Suspected Outbreak of Norovirus, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people reported vomiting following a March 20 meal at a Seattle, Washington restaurant. Incubation ranged between 51.5 hours and 54.5 hours. Neither person sought medical care. No one died. Based on symptoms, incubation and duration, investigator…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Issaquah, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people from different households became ill with symptoms consistent with novovirus after eating raw oysters at an Issaquah, Washington restaurant. The implicated meal date was March 20, 2017. Two dining companions also became ill although based …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fundraising Event, Vancouver, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit salad

An outbreak of norovirus occurred following a fundraising for a local organization in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. The implicated meal date was March 11, 2017. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirty other people were clas…Read More »

February 17 2017 Norovirus Caused by Catered Box Lunches, Richmond, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Between January 31 and February 3, 2017 a food prepared by a Richmond caterer providing approximately 600 orders at 28 events was implicated in a multidistrict outbreak of norovirus in Virginia. Food served at 19 events resulted in gastrointestinal i…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Littleton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In February 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Ten people comprising two different dining groups were ill. Three were laboratory confirmed with noroviru…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Take Out Food from a Restaurant, Parker, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2017 members of two separate dining parties reported illness after consuming take out food purchased at a restaurant located in Parker, Colorado. Four people reported symptoms. All four were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Zquila Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2017 Larimer County Health Department staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among members of two groups who dined at Zquila Restaurant located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The first group dined at the restaurant on February 15, 2017. Six of 8 …Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Burley Lagoon Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with novorius after eating raw oysters traced to Burley Lagoon, Washington. The meal date was February 25, 2017. The oysters were consumed at a Seattle restaurant. No one sought medical care and no one d…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

Five people from three separate dining parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant. Meal dates ranged from February 14, 2017 to March 2, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. All parti…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters at Taylor Shellfish, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In January 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated a cluster of norovirus-like illness associated with consuming raw oysters. On January 4, 2017 four people in the same meal party consumed raw oysters at Taylor Shellfish located a…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Mexican Restaurant, Shawnee County, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2017 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA), and Shawnee County Health Agency (SCHA) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Topeka. Six individuals met the…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Port Townsend Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill foodhandler

In early 2017 ten people became ill with norovirus after eating at a restaurant located in Port Townsend, Washington. Ill persons were members of 4 groups who ate at the restaurant January 26, January 27 and February 2. Two people were laboratory con…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people in different households became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on January 4, 2017 at a Seattle, Washington restaurant. The median incubation period was 24 hours, (range 20 to 29 hours). No one sought medical c…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Temporary Mobile Food Site, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In January 2017 investigators in Tacoma, Washington learned of three people who became ill after eating food at a "fair, festival or other mobile food site." The implicated meal date was January 11, 2017. All three reported symptoms of vomiting and d…Read More »

December 17 2017 Norovirus at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee in Maumee, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Donuts

More than 400 people were sickened with norovirus after eating food prepared at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee located in Maumee, Ohio. The sickened individuals reported eating doughnuts from Mama C's between August 4-7, 2017. The restaurant was closed t…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Seattle Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal of raw oysters on February 17, 2017 at a Seattle restaurant. Traceback implicated Pick Pass oyster bed in Washington state as the source of the oysters. No one was hospitalized a…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Holiday Party, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 10, 2016 thirty seven people attended a holiday office party at a restaurant located in Boulder, Colorado. Appetizers were passed to guests without tongs for service. The remaining menu items were served buffet style. Eighteen people repo…Read More »

November 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In November 2016 El Paso County health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Incubation, duration and symptoms were consistent with norovirus. Seven people became ill following a meal at a restaurant in Colorado Springs. The implicat…Read More »

October 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On October 15, 2016 a banquet was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eleven attendees became ill with vomiting and diarrhea. Five people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 El Paso County (Colorado) health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus. Three people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. One person was ill but not tested. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016, five people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Thornton, Colorado. The median incubation period was 19.3 hours. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at Irene Thai Cuisine, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Irene Thai Cuisine located in Woodinville, Washington. As many as 6 people became ill after eating foo…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Family Luncheon, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • strawberries, grapes

In August 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a family luncheon held on August 27 in North Central Kansas. Food items were prepared by attendees who resided in …Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Catered Lunch and Pool Party, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among people who attended a catered lunch and pool party in Thornton, Colorado. Forty five people reported symptoms. Based on epidemiologic findings, inves…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Community Pool, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In June 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a community pool located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirty four others met the case definition as probable …Read More »

May 16 2016 Foodborne Illness Outbreak - The Ram Restaurant, Tacoma, WA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2016 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) received complaints of illness from different parties who had dined at The Ram restaurant located in Tacoma. Ill persons dined at the restaurant between May 1 and May 4. Dates of illness onse…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with the Midwest Shabbaton, Lawrence, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2016 twenty one individuals who attended the Midwest Shabbaton events in Lawrence, Kansas became ill with norovirus. The Chabad on Campus hosted the event from February 26-28, 2016. Groups from Kansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, India…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Small Frye's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Small Frye's restaurant located at 4225 Preston Fall City Road SE in Fall City, Washington. As many as 4 people …Read More »

January 16 2016 Norovirus Outbreak Associated with Buffalo Wild Wings, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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 r…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Catered Workplace Meal, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who ate food supplied by a caterer and served at a workplace meal in Glendale. The implicated meal date was January 14. One person was laboratory con…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Lone Tree, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of a restaurant located in Lone Tree, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Twelve people reported symptoms consistent wit…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Take Out Food, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 two individuals residing in separate households became ill after eating take out food purchased at the same restaurant. The implicated meal date was January 6, 2016. Both became ill within 12-24 hours later. Neither person submitted a…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among dining patrons of a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. The implicated meal dates ranged from January 14 to January 16. Three people were laboratory conf…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 people became ill following a catered holiday meal held at a private home. The implicated meal date was January 8, 2016. Six people reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea. The median incubation period was 24 hours (range, 12 to…Read More »

January 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, Federal Way, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2016 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of Puerto Vallarta restaurant located at 35105 Enchanted Parkway, Federal Way, Washington. As many as 8 people became ill after eating at the restau…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus and Clostridium perfringens associated with New Theater Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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…Read More »

December 16 2016 Five Norovirus Outbreaks Linked to Rustic Local Venue, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • private well

In the fall of 2016 the Central Shenandoah Health District (Virginia) staff investigated outbreaks of norovirus linked to five events held at a local rustic venue. CSHD conducted an epidemiologic, environmental health, and laboratory investigation to…Read More »

August 15 2015 Outbreak of Norovirus, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Simi Valley, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In August 2015 Ventura County Environmental Health and Ventura County Public Health Division staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a Chipotle restaurant located in the Simi Valley Towne Center. During the week of August 18, 201…Read More »

May 15 2015 Norovirus at The Sky Room, Long Beach, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Sky Room, a Long Beach, California restaurant, was closed briefly in May 2015 following reports that 18 patrons and 3 employees were ill with norovirus. The first reports came when 6 people who dined on May 1 at two different tables became ill wi…Read More »

January 15 2015 Norovirus Outbreak at Chuck E Cheese, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Washington County Public Health Department investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a Woodbury Chuck E. Cheese restaurant that sickened at least 30 people over the weekend of January 2-4, 2015.…Read More »

January 15 2015 Norovirus Connected to Meals on Wheels, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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 person…Read More »

December 15 2015 Norovirus Outbreak at Cowfish Restaurant, Charlotte, NC

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Mecklenburg County Health Department investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of Cowfish Sushi Bar and Grill in June 2015. Twenty one employees and 34 customers reported flu-like symptoms. Norovirus was confirmed as the cause of illnesse…Read More »

November 14 2014 Outbreak of Norovirus, Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Princeton health department officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to a Thanksgiving buffet served at the Nassau Inn in Princeton, New Jersey. A total of 53 people with similar symptoms were identified.…Read More »

September 14 2014 Oubreak of Norovirus Involving Multiple Events and a Common Food Service Establishment, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, wraps

In September 2014 the Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified of gastrointestinal illness among attendees of two separate catered events. The first event (Group 1) was held at a residence and attended by approximately 60 persons. The sec…Read More »

July 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak- Blue Lake Regional Park, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2014 Multnomah County health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons visiting Blue Lake Regional Park in Oregon. The park, located just outside of Portland, is a popular destination for city residents in the summer. Th…Read More »

May 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak, The Royal Hawaiian

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2014 the Hawaii Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among guests at The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Honolulu. At least 100 persons were reported ill.…Read More »

April 14 Foodborne Outbreak at Krieger's Sports Grill, Mt. Vernon, Illinois - April 2014

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2014 Jefferson County (Illinois) Health Department investigated illnesses among patrons of Kreiger's Sports Grill located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. On April 6 ninety customers ate from the buffet and 21 became sick. Two people were admitted …Read More »

March 14 Norovirus at The Beach Club in Pebble Beach, California, 2014

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2014 the Monterey County Health Department (MCHD) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who had attended a wedding reception held on March 15 at The Beach Club in Pebble Beach, California. Twenty six (31%) of 84 guests repo…Read More »

March 14 2014 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Catered Meal, Nisswa, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In March 2014 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among attendees at a meal following a monthly meeting sponsored by the Nisswa Lions Club. The dinner was catered by Red, White, and Blue Catering which operates …Read More »

March 14 2014 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Spring Conference, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2014 attendees at the Oregon Municipal Finance Officers Association spring conference became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus. The conference was held March 9-12, 2014 at the Sunriver Resort. The majority of cases became ill on Ma…Read More »

February 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak - Mohonk Mountain House

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2014 staff and guests at Mohonk Mountain House located in New Paltz, NY were infected with norovirus. Six persons submitted stool specimens to the New York State Department of Health which confirmed the outbreak was caused by norovirus. T…Read More »

December 14 Norovirus at Wild Chef Japanese Steak House, Holland Township, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Ottawa County (Michigan)Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of the Wild Chef Japanese Steak House located in Holland Township, Michigan. Between 100-300 customers were reported ill. The health department …Read More »

December 14 2014 Norovirus Outbreak and Raw Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

In December 2014 Washington State health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall for all shellfish originating from a portion of Mason County's Hammersley Inlet after several people who ate raw oysters became ill. A …Read More »

December 14 2014 Norovirus at NAACP Annual Gala, Redwood City, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

San Mateo County health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among guests and employees of the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City, California. Cases became ill beginning on October 28, 2014. Many had attended an NAACP conference held at the ho…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, Minnetonka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Nachos

On December 13, 2013 a group of individuals from 5 different households ate at a restaurant located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff interviewed ill cases and non-ill cases about food consumption and illness histor…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In December 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) staff investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus at a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Four restaurant com…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Caterer at an Event Center, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Ill food handler

On December 10, 2013 a school nurse reported illnesses among members of a high school football team who had attended a banquet (Banquet “A”) held on December 6 at an event center located in Brooklyn Park. Staff from the Minnesota Department of He…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus at an Eden Prairie, Minnesota restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Members of 2 dining parties became ill with norovirus following meals purchased on November 4, 2013 at a restaurant located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin county Human Services and Public Health Departme…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Members of a Church Quilting Club, Winona, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready-to-Eat foods, ill foodhandler

Members of a church quilting club became ill in November 2013 following a meal at a restaurant located in Winona, Minnesota. A total of 25 group members had eaten at the restaurant on November 15. An investigation was conducted by the Minnesota Depar…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready-to-eat foods

A group of University of Minnesota graduate students became ill with norovirus after eating at a restaurant located in Minneapolis on November 16, 2013. Additionally, members of a family who ate at the restaurant on November 17 also became ill. Staff…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Catered Funeral Lunch, Anoka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ready to eat food

On December 3, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among attendees of a funeral held in Anoka, Minnesota on November 30. The complaint reported that attendees had be…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Birthday Party, Albany, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

People who attended a birthday party at a bowling alley in Albany, Minnesota reported gastrointestinal illness after the November 24 event. Fourteen party attendees were interviewed. Eleven met the case definition. Stool specimens were collected from…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Private Potluck, Watertown, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • fruit

On October 9, 2013 members of a Watertown, Minnesota cross country team became ill with norovirus following a potluck held at a private home. A school nurse reported that 14 members of the team were ill. Symptoms noted were vomiting, diarrhea, and fe…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Wedding Reception, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Attendees of a wedding reception held on October 26 at a resort located in Duluth, Minnesota became ill with norovirus in October 2013. Seventeen reception attendees met the case definition. Three stool samples were positive for Norovirus GII. The Mi…Read More »

October 13 2013 Viral Gastroenteritis Associated with a Catered Boat Cruise, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Department of PUblic Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who dined together on October 13 on a catered boat c…Read More »

May 13 Norovirus Linked to Natucket Grill in Chapel Hill, NC - May, 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Health officials said that 41 people reported becoming ill with norovirus after eating food prepared by the Nantucket Grill located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in May 2013. Illnesses occured among people who ate at the restaurant or who ate food p…Read More »

May 13 Norovirus at Buca di Beppo Restaurant, Las Vegas - May 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In May 2013 the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who dined at Buca di Beppo Restaurant located within the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. SNHD investigators were able to identify 41 ca…Read More »

May 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with Catered Lunch Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cookies

A catered lunch meeting held on May 4, 2013 was implicated as the source of an outbreak of norovirus. Minnesota Department of Health staff interviewed 27 lunch attendees. Eleven individuals met the case definition. Stool collected from two cases were…Read More »

May 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2013 a restaurant located in Bloomington, Minnesota was implicated in a norovirus outbreak. Approximately 28 people attended a conference held on May 7 and 8. Conference attendees ate breakfast and lunch at a restaurant in Bloomington both day…Read More »

May 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant Located in Eden Prairie, MN

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2013 two individuals residing in two separate households reported illness after eating at a restaurant located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The meal date was May 15. One person had ordered lunch for a group of 10-15 persons on May 15 but invest…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Onboard Crystal Symphony Cruise Ship

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

A suspected outbreak of norovirus sickened more than 15% of passengers onboard a Crystal Symphony sailing. According to the CDC, 125 passengers were sick as well as 22 crew members. On May 6, 2013 two CDC Vessel Sanitation Program environmental heal…Read More »

April 13 Norovirus Outbreak at Visalia Country Club, 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Tulare County Public Health Department investigators determined that norovirus was the cause of an outbreak at the Visalia Country Club in April 2013. Fifty one people reported illness that lasted up to two days and included symptoms of vomiting, di…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at the Hilton Westchester, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Attendees at several events held at the Hilton Westchester located in Rye Brook, New York were sickened with norovirus in April 2013. The number of ill persons was described as "in the hundreds." Guests who attended a black-tie dinner held April 20…Read More »

April 13 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Cruise Ship Celebrity Millennium 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Millennium in late April 2013. In total 123 of 1963 passengers and 16 of 935 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrh…Read More »

April 13 2013 Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with a Restaurant, Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In April 2013 public health investigators in Minnesota learned of gastrointestinal illnesses that occurred among persons who attended a March 31 Easter brunch at a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and…Read More »

April 13 2013 Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with a Restaurant, Wayzata, MN

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Reports of illness among members of two dining parties in April 2013 prompted a foodborne illness outbreak investigation by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials. Ill persons reported eating at a restaurant located in Wayzata (Hennepin Count…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at Andina Restaurant, Portland, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ceviche

In March 2013 Oregon public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among diners at Andina, a restaurant located in the Pearl District of Portland. Implicated meal dates were March 1 and March 2. Thirty eight people were ill. Two were …Read More »

March 13 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Cruise Ship Celebrity Infinity 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of Norovirus among passengers abroad the Celebrity Infinity in March 2013. In total 101 of 2086 passengers and 17 of 927 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

March 13 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Cruise Ship Ruby Princess 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Ruby Princess in March 2013. In total 266 of 3,129 passengers and 10 of 1,189 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhe…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Bakery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake

In March 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who had attended a wedding reception on March 9. The bride reported that 24 of 33 guests became ill after the reception which was held at a restaurant…Read More »

February 13 Norovirus Among Passengers of the Vision of the Seas Cruise Ship, 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship "Vision of the Seas" between February 25, 2013 and Mach 8, 2013 became ill during the voyage. The CDC reported that 118 of 1991 passengers and 3 of 764 crew members reported being ill. The pre…Read More »

February 13 Outbreak of Norovirus at Mulvaney's B&L, February 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Sacramento County health officials confirmed an outbreak of norovirus at Mulvaney's B&L in February 2013. The investigation found that 138 people - including at least 6 food handlers - reported symptoms. One patron tested positive for norovirus as …Read More »

February 13 Norovirus on the University of North Carolina campus, February-March 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Between the dates of February 27, 2013 and March 1, 2013 approximately 85 UNC-Chapel Hill students sought medical care for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or fever. An electronic survey was sent to students seen by Campus Health Service in an effort…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Assocated with a Work Event, Ramsey County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In February 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 6 of 20 employees of a retail store who had attended a lunch event catered by a deli in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event was held on February 13. The M…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Church Event, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheesecake

In February 2013 Olmsted County (Minnesota) Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of two events held at a church located in Rochester, Minnesota. The first group took part in …Read More »

January 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In January 2013 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Illness occurred in members of two separate groups who dined at the restaurant on January 10.…Read More »

January 13 2013 Suspected Norovirus at a Wedding, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of a wedding reception. Food at the reception held on January 26 was catered by a restaurant in Minneapolis. Twelve ill cases were identifi…Read More »

December 13 Viral Outbreak Linked to Billygan's Roadhouse, Vancouver, WA Feb. 2013

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2013 Clark County Public Health announced an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers of Billygan's Roadhouse in Vancouver, WA. At least 22 customers were ill with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Meal dates were mostly over the weeken…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Passengers Onboard the Cruise Ship Queen Elizabeth

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In 2013 there was an outbreak of norovirus that caused illness in at least 84 passengers aboard the mv Queen Elizabeth over a 36 day cruise to the South Pacific.…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in New Brighton, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In April 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with a restaurant located in New Brighton, Minnesota. Initial reports came from three different dining parties who had eaten at the restaurant on April 2…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, November, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ready-to-eat foods

Nine members of a family group who dined at a restaurant in Minneapolis on November 30, 2013 became ill with suspected norovirus. None submitted stool samples to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory for testing. Symptoms,…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at the DoubleTree Hotel, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Attendees at a holiday party hosted by Norris & Stevens, a property management company based in Portland, Oregon, on December 13, 2013 became ill with norovirus. Approximately 380 employees and guests attended the event. Forty three of the 76 people …Read More »

December 12 2012-2013 Norovirus Among Passengers Onboard Cruise Ship Queen Mary II

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers aboard the Cunard Line Queen Mary II in late December 2012. In total 204 of the 2, 613 passengers and 16 of 1,255 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/o…Read More »

December 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Emerald Princess in late December 2012. In total 189 of the 3,235 passengers and 31 of 1,189 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting…Read More »

December 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated At a Community Center, Bertha, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who attended a community Christmas lunch held at the Bertha Community Center in Bertha, Minnesota. Approximately 75 people attended the dinn…Read More »

November 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus, Golden Corral, Casper, Wyoming

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2012 the Casper-Natrona County Health Department and the Wyoming Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of the Golden Corral located in Casper, Wyoming. At least 305 individuals became ill from Novembe…Read More »

November 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Prestige Cruise Holdings Oceania Riviera 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Prestige Cruise Holdings Oceania Riviera in November 2012. In total 37 of the 1,019 passengers and 13 of 767 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting …Read More »

November 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Lines Cruise Ship Amsterdam 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Lines Amsterdam in November 2012. In total 85 of the 791 passengers and 6 of 610 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarr…Read More »

October 12 Norovirus and ETEC (E.coli) Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruise Ship Ruby Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus, ETEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus and E.coli among passengers abroad the Princess Cruise Ruby Princess in October 2012. In total 149 of 2,971 passengers and 14 of the 1,177 members of the crew reported symptoms of …Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among co-workers who ate food provided by a restaurant located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The meal date was September 18. No other foods were provided by a…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Wayzata, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and City of Minnetonka Environmental Health (CMEH) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Wayzata, Minnesota. Thirty eight restaurant patrons were in…Read More »

August 12 Stanhope Beach Resort and Norovirus, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Prince Edward Island, Canada reported an outbreak of norovirus among guests at the Stanhope Beach Resort located near Covehead, P.E.I. More than 200 persons were ill after attending weddings held at the resort in late Augu…Read More »

August 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruise Ship Dawn Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruise Dawn Princess in late August 2012. In total 114 of 1,778 passengers and 11 of the 851 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or …Read More »

August 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Rhapsody of the Seas 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Royal Cruise Line Rhapsody of the Seas in late August 2012. In total 153 of 2,129 passengers and 6 of the 812 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting…Read More »

August 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory in August 2012. In total 205 of 3,652 passengers and 3 of the 1,144 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/o…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In August 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Cases occurred among 3 different dining parties who ate at the restaurant on August 13 or August 1…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Edina, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health and City of Edina public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who ate at a restaurant located in Edina between August 24-26. Illness histories were obtained from 74 res…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at Camp Good News, Livermore Falls, Maine

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Laboratory tests found that norovirus was the cause of illness in about 25 children and staff at Camp Good News located in Livermore Falls, Maine. Illnesses occurred on July 10, 2012. The camp was closed on July 11. After a thorough cleaning, the …Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Among Swimmers at Lake Wazee, Wisconsin, July 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water,beach

The Jackson County Health Department in collaboration with Jackson County Forestry and Parks began an investigation of norovirus among persons who swam at Lake Wazee Beach on July 4th. As of July 11, 2012 there were at least 170 ill persons. Norovi…Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Outbreak at Margarita's Restaurant, Holland, Michigan - July 31, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Unspecified

About 200 people reported becoming ill in late July 2012 as a result of eating at Margarita's Restaurant located at 495 West 17th Street in Holland, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratory Services isolated norovir…Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Sun Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Sun Princess in July 2012. In total 201 of 1,918 passengers and 15 of the 836 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhe…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In July 2012 Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among attendees of a small two-company business held on July 11. Box lunches for the meeting had been catere…Read More »

June 12 George Mason University Norovirus Outbreak, June 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Approximately 40 students participating in a program sponsored by the Congressional Award Foundation became ill with norovirus during their stay at George Mason University located in Fairfax, Virginia. Illness onsets began on Thursday, June 21. Mor…Read More »

June 12 California Pizza Kitchen Norovirus Outbreak, June 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

A California Pizza Kitchen located in Walnut Creek, California was temporarily shut down after a norovirus outbreak made more than 60 diners sick according to Contra Costa County Health Department officials. Ill persons ate at the restaurant between…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Notre Dame Sports Camp Attendees

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

More than 100 middle and high school aged children attending a sports camp on the Notre Dame campus were ill with suspected norovirus in June 2012. Twenty-nine campers were seen at area hospitals. Dr. Thomas Felger at the St. Joseph County Health D…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Private Party in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In June 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a party held on June 16 at a private home located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Foods served at the party included 3 types of sandwiches p…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus Outbreak Among Attendees of a Dinner Gala at Griffin Mansions, Las Vegas, NV

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In May 2012 an outbreak of norovirus occurred among attendees of a dinner gala at Griffin Mansions located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The source of the infection was not identified but the investigation revealed an unlicensed kitchen and a domestic well t…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cantaloupe

In late May 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Mendota Heights (Dakota County), Minnesota. The outbreak was first reported by a chef at the restaurant who said he had received compl…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters Served at a New Orleans Restaurant, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

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 …Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Roseville, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2012 ten restaurant patrons became ill with norovirus following a meal on April 22. Nine persons from one group and one person from a second group met the case definition. The median incubation period was 41 hours (range 14, to 105 hours). T…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Bowling Alley, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Olmsted county Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a bowling alley located in Rochester, Minnesota. Ill persons were identified from two different…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Rochester, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Rochester. Four of 9 people in the same dining party but who lived in different households a…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Rothsay, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Rothsay, Minnesota. Four of six meal companions from 3 households reported illness after eating at the rest…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Lettuce

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Implicated meal dates occu…Read More »

February 12 Norovirus Outbreak at a Boys' Basketball Tournament, Kentucky, February 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • person-to-person

An outbreak of norovirus occurred among participants at a 7th grade basketball tournament held February 3-5, 2012 in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) contacted 49 teams comprising 573 players. Thirty six teams (73%) reporte…Read More »

February 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Ruby Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program Reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Ruby Princess late February 2012. In total 129 of 3,147 passengers and 9 of the 1,179 members of the crew reported symptoms of vomiting a…Read More »

February 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Crown Princess 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program Reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Crown Princess February 2012. In total 288 of 3,078 passengers and 75 of the 1,178 members of the crew reported symptoms of vomiting and/…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Elba, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health and Winona County Community Services (WCCS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus after receiving a complaint of three persons ill following a meal at a restaurant located in Elba, Minnesot…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus Outbreak at Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

About 60 people became ill after eating at a Jimmy John's Restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana. On January 6, Friday, the Red Cross provided food to rescue workers catered by the Jimmy John's Restaurant. By Sunday, two days later. about 20 of the work…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Edina, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2012 the City of Edina and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Edina. Initial complaints from two different dining parties were made to the restaurant who notified the local h…Read More »

January 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program Reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette late January 2012. In total 178 of 2,809 passengers and 11 of the 1,236 members of the crew reported symptoms of vo…Read More »

January 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Constellation 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program Reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Constellation late January 2012. In total 102 of 1,992 passengers and 12 of the 946 members of the crew reported symptoms of v…Read More »

January 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Crown Princess January 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC Vessel Sanitation Program Reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Crown Princess late January 2012. In total 364* of 3,103 passengers and 32 of the 1,168 members of the crew reported symptoms of vomiting…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad P & O Cruises Aurora

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the P & O Cruises Aurora in January 2012. In total 145 of 1,727 passengers and 8 of the 850 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

January 12 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Voyager of the Seas 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Royal Cruise Line Voyager of the Seas in late January 2012. In total 248 of 3,139 passengers and 11 of the 1,192 crew members reported symptoms of vomit…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza, lettuce

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health (WCPHE) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who at a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota on January 6, 2012. A total of 75 restaurant patrons ide…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Arden Hills, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Ramsey County Environmental Health (RCEH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among dining patrons of a restaurant located in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Three of five individuals from two differ…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health, the Hennepin County Human Services and public Health Department (HSPHD) and the Minneapolis Division of Environmental Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among a grou…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Lines ms Maasdam 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Line ms Maasdam in late December 2011. In total 56 of the 1,255 passengers and 6 of the 573 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting a…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Norweigan Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit in December 2011. In total 94 of 2,409 passengers and 13 of the 945 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting an…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Lines ms Ryndam 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Cruise Line ms Ryndam in December 2011. In total 69 of 1,298 passengers and 6 of the 574 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/…Read More »

November 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice in late November 2011. In total 128 of 2,730 passengers and 11 of the 1,211 crew members reported symptoms of vomit…Read More »

October 11 2011 Norovirus Infections Associated with Frozen Raw Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

In October 2011 investigators at Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of a raw oyster dish at a local restaurant. Three of 7 meal companions had consumed raw oysters. All three reported onset o…Read More »

September 11 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Wildland Firefighters, Idaho, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In early September 2011 an outbreak of norovirus occurred among persons responding to a wildland fire in the Lemhi Mountain Range near Howe, Idaho. Investigators at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) conducted an epidemiologic and env…Read More »

September 11 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Parker, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Investigators in Colorado reported an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who purchased food from a restaurant and consumed it at home. Twenty eight people reported symptoms. Three people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was…Read More »

May 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Sea Princess 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Sea Princess in late May 2011. In total 144 of 2,128 passengers and 8 of the 840 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diar…Read More »

May 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Coral Princess 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Princess Cruises Coral Princess in May 2011. In total 64 of 1,990 passengers and 3 of 873 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or dia…Read More »

January 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Radiance of the Seas 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Royal Caribbean Line in January 2011. In total 150 of 2,336 passengers and 3 of 861 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Line ms Ryndam Nov. 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Line ms Ryndam in November 2011. In total 148 of 1,188 passengers and 11 of the 574 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or di…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice Jan. 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Solstice in late January 2011. In total 118 of 2,839 passengers and 10 of 1,227 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or dia…Read More »

October 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam in late October 2010. In total 134 of 2,027 passengers and 6 of 873 crew members reported symptoms of vomi…Read More »

April 10 Unknown Outbreak Source Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Line Zuiderdam 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an unknown outbreak among passengers and crew abroad the Holland America Line Zuiderdam in late April 2010. In total 73 of 1,846 passengers and 5 of 793 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or di…Read More »

February 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Mercury Feb. 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Cruises Mercury in February 2010. In total 411 of 1,833 passengers and 32 of 843 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or di…Read More »

February 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Mercury Feb/March 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Cruises Mercury in late February 2010. In total 182 of 1,749 passengers and 14 of 850 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/…Read More »

February 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Cruise Ship Celebrity Millennium 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an norovirus outbreak among passengers abroad the Celebrity Millennium in late February 2010. In total 157 of 2,020 passengers and 23 of 938 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/ or diarrhea.…Read More »

February 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Line Maasdam 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Holland America Line in February 2010. In total 168 of 1,211 passengers and 19 of 559 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhe…Read More »

December 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Uknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory in October 2010. In total 113 of 3,003 passengers reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

December 10 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Mercury March 2010

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Cruises Mercury in March 2010. In total 406 of 1,829 passengers and 13 of 857 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarr…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to an Oyster Bar, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Complaints of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea began on November 30 among patrons of the 42nd Street Oyster Bar, in Raleigh, North Carolina. At least three of the illnesses were laboratory confirmed as caused by Norovirus. Although oysters originating …Read More »

October 08 2008 Norovirus at a Oklahoma Prison, Unknown Vehicle

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at an Oklahoma prison. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Crudites

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten crudites while at a banquet facility in New York state. Crudites are usually sliced, or whole, vegetables served with a dipping sauce and are served typically as an appetizer. Th…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Texas Prison, Unknown Vehicle

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a Texas prison. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kent, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Burritos

Patrons of a Chipotle Grill Restaurant near Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, developed diarrhea, nausea and vomiting due to Norovirus. Many of those affected were Kent State University students who had eaten burritos at the restaurant. Restaura…Read More »

April 08 2008 Norovirus at an Oregon Jail

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among inmates at jail in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 07 2007 Norovirus at a Pennsylvania Prison Linked to Chicken Sandwich, Chicken, Ham, Mixed Vegetables, Carrots, Celery

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken Sandwich, chicken; ham, other Vegetables, mixed vegetables, carrots, celery

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a prison in Pennsylvania. Multiple vehicles of infection were named: chicken sandwich; chicken; ham; mixed vegetables; carrots; celery.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at Augusta Middle School Cafeteria, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco Salad Foodworker

In April, many teachers and students of the Augusta Middle School developed gastrointestinal illness. Gastrointestinal illness consistent with the symptoms of norovirus was present in the student body prior to April 11, with an average of five stude…Read More »

April 07 Michigan Camp 2007

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-To-Person

Campers at a Michigan camp fell ill with Norovirus during the month of April. Between April 16 and 20, 50 people became ill. There was an interesting epidemic curve for this outbreak as it appears that an initial foodborne outbreak spread via conta…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

People who attended the Bull and Oyster Event over the weekend of February 9 to 11, in Maryland, became ill after eating raw oysters that had been harvested from San Antonio Bay, Texas. The resulting investigation resulted in the temporary closure o…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Banquet Facility, New York

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta, Pasta Salad

An outbreak of Norovirus occurred among patrons of a banquet facility in New York state. Pasta salad was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

November 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Applebee's Restaurant, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Norovirus began in November, 2006, at the Applebee's Restaurant, in Lansing, Michigan. The illnesses forced the restaurant to close for cleaning. After the restaurant reopened, more illnesses occurred and the restaurant closed again.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at Nick & Jimmy's Bar & Grill, Bowling Green, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato Salad

Potato salad served to 100 people in the Bowling Green, Ohio, area and to as many as 35 people at two other catered events caused an outbreak of Norovirus. The potato salad was tested and found to have a high fecal coliform count. It seemed likely…Read More »

May 06 2006 Norovirus at a Minnesota Prison

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten sandwiches while at a prison in Minnesota. The type of sandwich was not described.…Read More »

April 06 Minnesota School Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Fifteen percent of the student body was absent from school on April 6 due to gastrointestinal illness, determined to be norovirus. No food item was significantly associated with illness, however two food items served on April 5 approached statistica…Read More »

February 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Anoka County, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Foods served at a party that was held in a private home were associated with illness due to Norovirus. The host of the party had picked up and had served chicken wings and sauces from a local restaurant. Deviled eggs that were prepared in a private…Read More »

February 06 Calloway Minnesota Resort Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person Cross contamination

No specific foods were significantly linked with a Norovirus outbreak that occurred one weekend among guests eating at a resort restaurant in Calloway, Minnesota. There had been a report of an adult guest who had vomited multiple times in the dining…Read More »

January 06 Carrabba's Restaurant 2006

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker Antipasti Platter, meat, vegetables Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sick kitchen workers were found to be the cause of a large outbreak of Norovirus in Michigan. Almost 400 people became ill after eating at the Carrabba's restaurant in January and February. Kitchen workers, including a line cook, had worked while i…Read More »

November 05 Chicago Wedding 2005

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Over forty guests at a Chicago area wedding came down with Norovirus in November. Seven stool samples tested positive for the virus, leading investigators to implicate the pathogen as the cause of all the illnesses. An epidemiological study was una…Read More »

May 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Blimpie Sub Sandwiches, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Submarine Foodworker

In early May, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) of Michigan received a report of a gastrointestinal disease outbreak among school staff who had attended a meeting. For lunch, the school provided a party sized, submarine sandwich from the Gran…Read More »

May 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus linked to a Fast Food Restaurant Food Worker, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

A Hennepin County, Minnesota, restaurant was implicated in an outbreak of Norovirus. Complaints made to the Minnesota Department of Health stated that people had become ill after eating at the fast food restaurant in Minnetonka. These were the only…Read More »

May 05 Carver County Country Club Prom Buffet 2005

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

The nurse at a Hennepin County, Minnesota, high school notified the local health department when a large number of students reported gastrointestinal illness and missed school. Further investigation noted a significant association between attending …Read More »

March 05 Cafeteria Seven-Layer Salad 2005

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Salad

An Illinois power plant cafeteria lunch containing a seven-layer salad left 23 employees with a stomach illness. An investigation by the health department showed the source to be the contaminated salad. No food workers were ill. The source of the …Read More »

February 05 2005 New Brighton Elementary School Chicken, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

Elementary school students were sent home after coming down with gastroenteritis from the school lunch. The school admitted to improperly cooking the chicken in the school lunch and causing the outbreak. Later laboratory studies identified the path…Read More »

February 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Vegetable

Three people who had met for lunch became ill afterwards. All three had eaten a salad at the restaurant. Stool samples contained Norovirus, and, based on these two facts, the health department identified the salad as the source of the illness. No…Read More »

February 05 2005 Church Potluck Macaroni Salad

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dish, Macaroni Salad

A February church potluck in Bloomington, Minnesota, led to a Norovirus outbreak. The health department received reports of illness, and began investigating the source with a food history survey. Analysis of the food histories found the macaroni sa…Read More »

January 05 2005 Minneapolis Roast Beef Sandwich

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, Roast Beef Food Worker

Maintenance employees at a Minneapolis establishment developed gastroenteritis in January. They had attended a dinner and also had eaten a take out lunch together. An investigation was initiated to find the cause of the illnesses. Norovirus was is…Read More »

December 04 Miami-Dade County University Dining Hall Unknown 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December, the Miami-Dade County Health Department received reports of an outbreak of gastroenteritis on a local university campus. The investigation gathered food history information and stool samples from as many ill students as possible. Eleve…Read More »

December 04 Cochise County Restaurant Salad 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Salad, Lettuce-based

In December, phone calls to the department of health indicated a possible outbreak of Norovirus from a Cochise County, Arizona restaurant. Several people who had eaten, on December 9, had symptoms of Norovirus a few days later. The health departmen…Read More »

November 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Maricopa Area Jail Linked to Sausage

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage

A correctional officer reported a possible foodborne outbreak to the Office of Environmental Health in Arizona when a number of inmates presented with gastrointestinal distress. A laboratory investigation found the causative agent to be Norovirus. …Read More »

August 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Apple Valley Restaurant Sandwich, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches Unknown

The state department of health received a report of gastrointestinal illness in ten members of a group who had eaten at a local restaurant. An additional complaint was received two days later. Both groups had eaten on August 9, and an analysis of f…Read More »

August 04 Company Picnic Potato Salad 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce Only Salad, Potato Salad

Minnesota Department of Health received a report of gastrointestinal illness on August 16 from group who had eaten at a company picnic in Melrose, Minnesota. A list of attendees was compiled and interviews conducted to assess further illnesses and d…Read More »

August 04 Bloomington Minnesota Sandwich Wrap 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches Food Worker

A Bloomington, Minnesota, sandwich shop received customer reports of illness and notified the local health department. The health department officials investigated the cluster and found 19 cases of Norovirus. Food workers at the restaurant were int…Read More »

May 04 2004 Minneapolis Mothers' Day Smorgasbord Unknown

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

The Minnesota Department of Health received a report of gastrointestinal illnesses following a Mothers' Day Smorgasbord in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 9. The county health department investigated this claim and identified 33 other illnesses. The…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus At A Brunch, Bloomington Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Mixed Vegetable, Beets

Reports of illness following a brunch in Bloomington, Minnesota, on April 11, prompted an investigation by the local health department. The health department received five independent reports of illness on April 13, and issued a press release indica…Read More »

February 04 Birthday Party Mountain Dew 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

A birthday party held at a hotel resulted in a cluster of Norovirus cases. The investigation of the outbreak interviewed the attendees about their food histories and performed a case-control study to determine the likely source of the illness. One …Read More »

February 04 Birthday Party Platters 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness caused by norovirus occurred among attendees of a birthday party in Bloomington, Minnesota. Ten of the 49 guests became ill; stool samples from five persons revealed the presence of Norovirus. The case-contro…Read More »

February 04 2004 Mankato, Minnesota Hospital Potluck Potato Salad

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Potatoe Salad, unknown ingredients

An infection control practitioner notified the health department after nine nurses called in sick on March 1. Stool samples were collected from four nurses; the laboratory analysis showed the presence of Norovirus. A case-control study indicated ma…Read More »

August 03 2003 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Fruit, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Bananas

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating fruit, specifically cantaloupe, pineapple, or bananas, at an unknown location in Florida.…Read More »

March 02 2002 Outbreak of Norovirus at an Academy Awards Banquet, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2002 the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus infections among attendees of an Academy Awards Banquet held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Both attendees and hotel workers wer…Read More »

November 99 1999 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Potato Salad

One day 20% of an Alaskan company's workforce became ill with gastroenteritis. Food served at a company luncheon was implicated. The case control study associated eating potato salad with risk of illness. The potato salad had been prepared two day…Read More »

December 96 1996 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Oysters, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

At the end of December, the Louisiana Office of Public Health was notified of a cluster of illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters on Christmas. Additional clusters were added by the end of the investigation, and the total number of…Read More »

December 94 1994 Multistate Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Apalachicola Bay Oysters

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Oysters

Thirty four separate clusters of illness were associated with eating oysters that had been harvested in Apalachicola Bay in late December, 1994. Oysters were shipped to other states, but additional clusters of illness had only been reported from Ge…Read More »

November 93 1993 Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illnesses Linked to Apalachicola Oysters, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Oysters

Seven separate outbreaks of foodborne illness related to the consumption of oysters were simultaneously investigated by health units in Northwestern Florida. The illnesses were linked to the consumption of oysters that had been harvested from what w…Read More »

November 93 1993 Multistate Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters Served at Church Suppers

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Oysters

Two outbreaks of Norovirus occurred following church suppers where steamed oysters were served. The total number of oysters consumed was a predictor of illness. Steaming oysters did not prevent illness. The oysters had been purchased in their shel…Read More »

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