Wheeling, Illinois Norovirus Outbreak
Cook County health officials have reported that 146 people have become sickened with norovirus after eating at Bob Chinn’s Crab House in Wheeling, Illinois. Bob Chinn’s which advertises itself as the nation’s fourth busiest restaurant, closed January 10, 2012 after receiving numerous complaints from customers who said they had become ill after eating at the restaurant.
Norovirus causes over 23 million cases of gastroenteritis annually, making it the leading cause of gastroenteritis in the United States.
Transmission occurs either person-to-person or through contamination of food or water. Foodborne norovirus transmission can occur when food is contaminated by an infected food handler.
Symptoms and Risks
Typically symptoms of norovirus infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Sometimes headache and low-grade fever appear. Norovirus develops 24 to 48 hours after contaminated food or water is ingested and lasts for 24 to 60 hours. In some cases, severe dehydration, malnutrition, and even death can result from norovirus infection, especially among children and among older and adults with compromised immune systems in hospitals and nursing homes
Contact the Marler Clark Norovirus Attorneys
If you or a family member became ill with norovirus after consuming contaminated food and you’re interested in pursuing a legal claim, you can contact the Marler Clark norovirus lawyers for a free case evaluation. Marler Clark is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of norovirus outbreaks and other foodborne illnesses. The law firm has represented hundreds of victims of norovirus outbreaks, and is the only firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.
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