Doughnut Shop Blamed For Ohio Norovirus Outbreak To Reopen

Henrietta Strickland
August 13, 2017

Health officials in neighboring Wood County also are investigating whether a dozen cases reported there are linked to stores that sell Mama C's doughnuts.

According to a report by The (Toledo) Blade newspaper and television news station in the area, people who ate the food between the days of August 4 and August 7 became ill with the well-known norovirus symptoms.

The symptoms of a norovirus infection include abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, body aches, and fever. "The best way to stop norovirus is proper hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and staying home when sick", was the only info provided along the graphic and posted on Facebook by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

Past year in OH, there were 76 norovirus outbreaks which sickened at least 3,031 people, according to the state health department. People typically become ill 24 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus, and symptoms usually last one to two days - and it is important to note that people can spread the virus for up to two weeks after their symptoms go away.

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is expected to update the media on the outbreak on Friday. The facility could reopen this afternoon, after thorough cleaning.

They are cleaning and sanitizing the entire restaurant and will need to have it re-inspected before they can open its doors again. They explained what the symptoms are, and which precautions you should take if you have them. She said, "We feel sorry about it". Never again, ' he wrote.

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A local restaurant is closed amid reports of customers getting sick.

Walkup said she wouldn't hold it against Mama C's if she or her children get sick. Three of the sample collected from Mama C's Donuts and Coffee tested positive for norovirus.

13abc spoke an employee who answered the phone at Mama C's Wednesday morning.

"People are pretty quick to shame them, but it can happen anywhere".

'I clean, but my goodness, my house could be carrying a virus for all I know with the people coming in and out, touching things'. I think it's super unfortunate. We are definitely going to give them a second chance'.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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