When he arrived at the emergency room, Mr. Yusen was treated for about 6 hours and left the hospital with seven staples in his head. Mr. Yusen learned after the fact that his dining room mate had also fallen ill. May 27 with similar symptoms. As of the date of this complaint, Mr. Yusen continues to recover from his illness and related injuries.
From June 3, 2021, Seattle and King County were investigating an outbreak of norovirus-like illnesses with vomiting, diarrhea, body aches and chills. The diseases were associated with Habit Burger Grill in Shore, Washington. There are 23 cases reported to June 3, 2021, from six independent meals. People who reported being ill had eaten at Habit between May 21-24. No sick employee has been identified.
The restaurant was required to perform a thorough cleaning and disinfection before being visited again by investigators on May 28. They provided on-site food safety and employee disease training with staff and reinforced cleaning, sanitizing, hand washing and no bare-handed contact with ready-to-eat foods. Health investigators plan to return to Habit within two weeks to ensure compliance.
“Norovirus is a nasty pathogen that should be controlled in a restaurant environment,” the food safety advocate said, Guillaume Marler. “Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in United States, sickening over 32,000,000 of us every year, ”added Marler.
Norovirus, commonly known as “stomach flu”, is the most common foodborne illness, transmitted primarily by the faecal-oral route, person-to-person, or through contaminated food or water. Symptoms of norovirus usually start 12 to 48 hours after exposure and usually last about 1 to 3 days. Norovirus causes relatively short and intense illness in healthy individuals. However, in some cases, severe dehydration, malnutrition and even death can result from Norovirus infection, especially in children, the elderly and immunocompromised adults.
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