Monday, December 18, 2006

It's Official: Norovirus @ Olive Garden

Marion County Health Department has officially identified the norovirus (aka "cruise ship virus") as the cause of illness for what now totals 370 people, all patrons of a local Olive Garden last week. The virus mimics a food-bourne illness both in symptoms and how it's transmitted. No word on when the restaurant will reopen.

2 comments:

Jim said...

I wonder if I picked this up from someone when I was out to eat on Friday (but not at the Olive Garden). On Saturday morning, I woke up with all the symptoms of this stuff and it was basically out of my system by Sunday. Not the worst stuff I've ever had, but not pleasant.

Anonymous said...

I had it too this weekend and I didn't go near the OG