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Uncle Sushi and Grill Sushi 2011

Eight out of ten people who ate sushi items at Uncle Sushi and Grill, in Cranston, Rhode Island, on May 19, developed vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramps. A subsequent inspection of the restaurant identified several, serious, food handling violations that likley contributed to the outbreak. Based on the symptoms, the illnesses in the restaurant patrons were suspected to be caused by norovirus. Restaurant employees were asked for stool samples; three tested positive for norovirus. A description of the sushi ingredients was not given.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Rhode Island
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Sushi
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • 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
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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