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

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, 200 cases were identified in 65/179, 36/86 and 99/212 responding event attendees, respectively. No Event 1 food or beverage items were associated with illness; however 3 items from Event 2 and 5 items from Event 3 were. All 3 events occupied an inadequately cleaned area where an Event 1 attendee vomited. Eight of 9 case-patient stool specimens tested norovirus-positive, genotype GI.P7-GI.7. Seven of 29 food workers stool specimens tested positive for the same strain. Six employees reported working while ill.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2017
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Connecticut
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Ill food worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • GI.P7-GI.7
  • Location(s):
  • Hotel, Convention Center
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 200
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 192
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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