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2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at McDonald's, Brevard, North Carolina

In August 2018 Transylvania Public Health in North Carolina received reports of illness among customers of a McDonald's located in Brevard. The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health confirmed norovirus in people who were tested by their medical providers. As of August 3, 2018, the health department had received reports from local health providers of more than 70 cases of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. More than 200 people called the health department directly since July 31, 2018.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2018
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • North Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Unknown
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • McDonald's
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 70
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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