Public Health — Seattle & King County reports investigating an outbreak of norovirus-like illness with vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, and chills associated with WildFin American Grill in Renton.
Since August 2, 2021, 10 people from three meal parties reported becoming ill after consuming food from WildFin American Grill on July 29, 2021.
One ill employee has been identified who experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus dating back to August 4, 2021, but who did not work while contagious. Further investigation is ongoing.
Officials note they have not yet identified how norovirus was spread within the restaurant and the investigation is ongoing.
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that frequently spreads person-to-person and is often associated with food. Norovirus illness often has a sudden onset of nausea and vomiting and/or watery diarrhea with cramps. A low-grade fever, chills, and body aches sometimes occur.
Norovirus rarely causes severe complications. Dehydration is the most common complication, particularly among young children and the elderly. No vaccine is available for norovirus.
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