Carrabba’s Causes Norovirus Outbreak in Michigan

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department has announced that they have been  investigating an outbreak of Norovirus linked to a Carrabba’s location in Lansing, Michigan. This outbreak has sickened over 100 people. The outbreak occurred between May 7th and May 8th. The first reports of illnesses came on May 10th. In response, the Carrabba’s location voluntarily… Read more »

Norovirus Outbreak Hits University of Rochester

The University of Rochester, in New York, has announced that an outbreak of Norovirus has occurred on their campus. There are at least 120 students sickened in the outbreak so far. Most of the cases of illness are in students who live on RIver Campus, while others attended the Eastman School of Music. The first… Read more »

University of Michigan Hit by Norovirus Outbreak

The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor recently reported that they are investigating an outbreak of Norovirus on the campus. Since mid-February almost 100 students have been sickened by Norovirus. Many of the sickened students live in on-campus housing. At least 25 people were forced to visit emergency rooms because of their illness. The university… Read more »

Kansas City Suburb Has Second Norovirus Outbreak

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has announced that they are looking into a second outbreak of Norovirus linked to restaurants in the Overland Park area. Ten more people have been reported as sick in the Kansas City suburb, but the outbreak is not associated with the New Theatre Restaurant, where more than… Read more »

Chipotle to Hold Company-wide Food Safety Meeting

On February 8, 2016, Chipotle will be closing every single one of their stores in order to have a company-wide meeting. Employees from all over the world will be in attendance via satellites. They will be discussing the recent changes that have been made to Chipotle’s food safety procedure. Steve Ells, the founder of Chipotle,… Read more »

Norovirus Outbreak at Kansas Theater

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working with the Johnson County Department of Health an Environment to investigate an outbreak of Norovirus connected with a theater in Overland Park. More than 100 people have reported illnesses after attending one of the two performances on January 17th. Four cases have been confirmed in a… Read more »

Norovirus Outbreak at Theatre Updated

The Kansas Department of Health announced that the outbreak associated with the New Theatre Restaurant has expanded. There are now more than 600 people sickened with Norovirus after attending shows at the theatre. Most people visited the theatre between January 15 and January 19. The New Theatre Restaurant was cleaned over the course of 6… Read more »

Chipotle Under Criminal Investigation

On January 6th, Chipotle revealed that they had been issued a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations. The subpoena requires a myriad of documents concerning the outbreak of Norovirus that Chipotle caused in Simi Valley, California. The outbreak… Read more »

Boston College Chipotle Reopens After Norovirus Outbreak

On December 23, 2015, the Chipotle location associated with the Norovirus outbreak at Boston College reopened. Health officials cleared the restaurant after it was heavily cleaned and two rounds of samples tested negative for pathogens. Over 140 people were sickened by the restaurant, many of them students of Boston College. The source of the outbreak… Read more »

New Strain of Norovirus Hits the US

A new strain of norovirus has been spotted in Minnesota. The strain, named GII.17 Kawasaki, was first isolated in Asia in 2014. It has since arrived in the United States, causing occasional illnesses in Minnesota until September, when the strain began causing larger outbreaks. The Minnesota Department of Health has reported that GII.17 Kawasaki has… Read more »