Norovirus sickens dozens of outbreaks linked to bar drinks

By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews

Officials from the Benton-Franklin Health District in Kennewick, WA have reported on the norovirus outbreak investigation linked to a local restaurant.

Image by LicorBeirao from Pixabay

According to the timeline, health officials received the first reports over the President’s Day weekend and by the end of the investigation, 26 patrons of 3 Eyed Fish, a wine bar and restaurant in Richland. were reported as infected.

The outbreak was linked to poor food handling practices by an infectious bartender. During the investigation, it was found that the infectious employee who worked the night when most sick customers were eating returned to work within 12 hours of having an episode of diarrhea the same weekend.

In addition, the investigation found that drink garnishes were sometimes handled with bare hands, after questioning the bartenders.

Subscribe to outbreak news TV

Norovirus is a very contagious virus. Consumption of products contaminated with norovirus may cause the acute onset of symptoms of gastroenteritis, including severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Less common symptoms are a mild fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, and fatigue. Although most symptoms go away within 48 hours, the elderly, young children, and people with compromised immune systems may develop prolonged or more severe symptoms.

Mumps reported to Eastern Washington University

Hantavirus case reported in Grant County, Washington

Shigella Outbreak Sickens 107 wedding guests in Yamhill County near Portland, Oregon

Crypto: Pinellas County health officials warn the public

Buy the Rainbow collection and save at No-code offer expires 01/07 /

Source link

Previous Nectar Presents Connected Beer Cap and Other Bar Management Innovations |
Next After large crowds flood popular Jersey Shore bar, management promises more social distancing restrictions

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *