More than 100 affected by Norovirus outbreak

Mama C's Donuts deep cleans restaurant after reported Norvirus link

Officials say Ohio norovirus outbreak tied to doughnut shop

More than 400 norovirus cases have been reported in OH and the outbreak is being linked to Mama C's Donuts in Maumee, according to a Toledo Blade report. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department believes that the outbreak, which has resulted in 214 people falling ill, started at Mama C's Donuts in Maumee.

Norovirus is spread through contact with infected individuals or through contaminated food prepared by a person who is now or was recently ill. Health officials at Wood County next door are also investigating whether the cases that have been reported in their jurisdiction could be linked to Mama C's. All had similar symptoms and had eaten food from the shop between August 4 and Tuesday, health department officials said. It isn't expected to reopen Thursday.

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

Walkup said she wouldn't hold it against Mama C's if she or her children get sick.

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

According to health officials, norovirus is common at this time of the year and that food workers (restaurants/resorts/festival booths) experiencing the above mentioned symptoms, should refrain from working (preparing and handling food/drinks/ice) for at least three days after their symptoms go away.

Anyone who ate anything from Mama C's Donuts & Coffee in recent days and developed symptoms of norovirus is asked to contact the health department at 419-213-4264 or 419-213-4161. We feel so, so sorry for everything that happened. "Right now, we are in the process of deep cleaning". That's why we volunteered to close down to deep clean the story.

The Ohio Department of Health is providing the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department with assistance as needed, state health department spokesman said, including testing submitted samples. "We didn't want this to happen". Thank you so much to all of our valued customers. Influenza is primarily a respiratory illness, characterized by symptoms like high fever, body aches, sneezing, a runny nose or a sore throat. The disease is usually self-limiting, and severe illness is rare.

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