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Norovirus traced to vegetables served at parties

Forum News Service DULUTH, Minn. - An outbreak of norovirus at downtown Duluth's Tycoons Alehouse & Eatery has been traced to uncooked vegetables served at three holiday parties on Dec. 5. The Minnesota Department of Health has been investiga...

Forum News Service

DULUTH, Minn. - An outbreak of norovirus at downtown Duluth’s Tycoons Alehouse & Eatery has been traced to uncooked vegetables served at three holiday parties on Dec. 5.

The Minnesota Department of Health has been investigating the outbreak of norovirus - which is not food poisoning per se, but rather a virus that is passed from one infected person to others, in this case through contact with food.

In this case, someone on the food prep staff at Tycoons was infected and apparently came in contact with the raw vegetables served to customers at the three separate parties, said Brad Nelson, marketing director for the Duluth-based company that owns Tycoons and other eating establishments in town.

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About 30 people reported becoming ill from the outbreak.

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