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Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2012

Wyoming health officials investigating an uptick in food poisoning cases possibly linked to Casper restaurant

Natrona County, Wyoming
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The Casper-Natrona County Health Department, in coordination with the Wyoming Department of Health are investigating an increase in intestinal illnesses, possibly norovirus, potentially linked to a Casper Golden Corral restaurant, according to a Casper-Natrona County Health Department news release.

K2 Radio in Casper reports that  investigating at least a dozen illnesses from people who believe they became sick after eating at the restaurant.

The 12 or so individuals affected are complaining about norovirus-like symptoms such as  nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and some headaches, and lasts about 24-to-48 hours, according to Casper-Natrona County Public Health Director Robert Harrington.

Harrington goes on to say that the virus has yet to be confirmed and laboratory testing is pending. In addition, he says that there are cases exhibiting similar symptoms who did not dine at the Golden Corral.

The investigation is ongoing.

Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause the “stomach flu,” or gastroenteritis in people.

The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramping. Sometimes people additionally have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness. The illness often begins suddenly, and the infected person may feel very sick. In most people, the illness is self-limiting with symptoms lasting for about 1 or 2 days. In general, children experience more vomiting than adults do.

Norovirus is spread person to person particularly in crowded, closed places. Norovirus is typically spread through contaminated food and water, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with norovirus and then putting your hand or fingers in your mouth and close contact with someone who is vomiting or has diarrhea.

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