Wisconsin Jimmy Johns linked to norovirus outbreak

Approximately 100 people have been sickened with probable norovirus after eating at a Jimmy Johns in Weston, Wis., according to a report from the Wausau Daily Herald.

The Marathon County Health Department is currently conducting an outbreak investigation related to the illnesses. The department began receiving reports of illness from patrons of the sandwich shop April 7. The restaurant has been closed and cleaned per the health department's recommendations.

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Norovirus symptoms include fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The virus can be transmitted via person-to-person contact and contact with contaminated surfaces and food. On average, the illness contributes to 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths each year, according to the CDC.

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