Officials say OH 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.

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. 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. The shop closed for cleaning and solving the issue, working with the people from the health department so that they can find out the cause of the outbreak, sanitize and clean everything. Norovirus is a nasty disease that inflames the stomach and intestines.

A norovirus outbreak tied to a local OH doughnut shop has sickened more than 200 people, including 15 young children at an eight-year-old's birthday party.

"I was texted Sunday morning about 2 a.m. or so that there was something going on".

The health department got three positive resutls for norovirus after testing specimens.

The small business just got to be unfortunate to house the virus. The doughnut shop will remain closed and can only resume its operation once the health department cleared its cleanliness and other conditions.

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Kelly Walkup, Maumee resident and mother of four, said she was shocked to hear about the outbreak. That's why we volunteered to close down to deep clean the story.

Local hospitals notified the health department when some people are being admitted after eating at the doughnut shop. Thank you so much to all of our valued customers. We feel so, so sorry for everything that happened.

Norovirus generally spreads more rapidly this time of year and peaks in the winter.

Symptoms of a norovirus infection can include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, body aches, and sometimes a mild fever.

Symptoms typically present itself 24 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus and may last for one to two days.

The genus name Norovirus is derived from Norwalk virus, the only species of the genus.