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2005 Outbreak of Norovirus at a DuPage County School Holiday Banquet, Illinois

A holiday banquet at a DuPage county, Illinois, school ended up causing over forty illnesses. Stool samples indicated Norovirus as the causative agent. Foods for the event were prepared at private homes and brought to the school for the banquet. No individual food could be implicated as the source of the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School Banquet
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 43
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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