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2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Anoka County, Minnesota Restaurant

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 home were also served, but many of the ill had not eaten the eggs. Restaurant patrons had also reported illness. A case control study of party attendees and of other persons who had eaten food served at the restaurant on the same day was conducted. No specific food item was significantly associated with illness. However, the time of day that the foods were ordered from the restaurant was significantly associated with illness. Cases were more likely to have ordered food after 5 P.M. than controls. A problem with the chicken wing fryer was identified, but this was not thought to be related to the outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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