Donut Shop Responsible For Infecting 300 With Norovirus

  • 8/12/2017 10:50:23 AM
  • Kelly Stobie
  • Local News

LUCAS COUNTY, OH - A Toledo donut shop is closed after infecting at least three hundred people with Norovirus.

Mama C's donuts closed down on Tuesday to undergo a deep cleaning, complete with a special disinfectant used specifically to treat Norovirus.

The Toledo Health Department believes the illness was not environmental, that it was indeed food-borne.

Norovirus is accompanied by typical stomach flu symptoms, usually lasting one or two days. The virus itself, however, can remain contagious for up to two weeks.

Eric Zgodinski, the Lucas County Health Commissioner, emphasized that hand-washing is one of the best guards against these illnesses, both for workers and customers.

At least nineteen of the cases were secondary, meaning they were caught by someone else who was exposed to the first outbreak.

Norovirus generally spreads more rapidly this time of year and peaks in the winter.

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