Ohio doughnut shop closes during norovirus investigation

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The outbreak happened in Maumee, Ohio at a doughnut shop named Mamma C. The number of affected people reached 190 but there's also a possibility of more infection as it can spread from an infected patient to a healthy one.People who had the virus can spread it even two weeks after they lose any symptom.

A spokesman for the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says an outbreak that has sickened at least 214 people has been tied to Mama C's Donuts in Maumee.

Officials began investigating this week after a spate of people developed the gastrointestinal illness. "The health department has been in contact with the professional cleaning company that Mama C's is using to ensure the food establishment is properly cleaned", the statement says. According to reports, health officials have linked the virus outbreak to a doughnut shop in a suburban area.

Reports state that owner of the doughnut shop are cooperating fully with the health inspectors and are working on deep cleaning the joint.

The virus causes inflammation in the stomach and intestines, leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea.

Norovirus is spread through contact with infected individuals or through contaminated food prepared by a person who is now or was recently ill.

The small business just got to be unfortunate to house the virus. She said, "We feel sorry about it".

Total illnesses are now about 320 in Lucas County and 70 in Wood County, according to the respective county health departments.

Norovirus, sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans. The virus is also called food poisoning and it's mostly a nuisance that goes away in a few days. It affects people of all ages.[1] The virus is transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water, by person-to-person contact, [2] and via aerosolization of vomited virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces.[3] Annually, norovirus is associated with 906,000 outpatient visits in industrialized countries, with 64,200 inpatient hospitalizations.

Norovirus is accompanied by typical stomach flu symptoms, usually lasting one or two days.

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