The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department said the outbreak is tied to Mama C's Donuts located on Conant Street in Maumee.
Health department officials became aware of the norovirus outbreak when local hospitals notified them about a number of people who became ill after eating Mama C's food from August 4 through August 7.
In addition, officials at the Wood County Health District believe that doughnuts from Mama C's that were sold in two locations in that county are connected to the outbreak.
According to Moore, the doughnut shop will remain closed until after the cleaning and after it is reinspected by the health department. It isn't expected to reopen Thursday.
Zgodinski said he expects the restaurant to be closed for at least a few more days. And that's what we see, that's what it's pointing to again. "The best way to stop norovirus is proper hand washing, cleaning surfaces, and staying home when sick", was the only info provided along the graphic and posted on Facebook by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.
"I was a little surprised, and kind of scared because we had just gone to eat donuts there the day before the news came out that the virus had hit". She said, "We feel sorry about it". People typically become ill 24 to 48 hours after exposure to the virus, and symptoms usually last one to two days - and it is important to note that people can spread the virus for up to two weeks after their symptoms go away.
Walkup said she wouldn't hold it against Mama C's if she or her children get sick.
Before Mama C's can resume operations, the health department must sign off regarding cleaning and other conditions. That's why we volunteered to close down to deep clean the story. "We didn't want this to happen".
The Chao's are hoping that another inspection by the health department will allow them to reopen the restaurant soon. Thank you so much to all of our valued customers.
The health department said Norovirus is common this time of year, and those affected should refrain from handling and working with food for at least three days after their symptoms go away.
Although people commonly refer to norovirus illness as "stomach flu", the illness is not the same as influenza.
Norovirus infection is characterized by nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases, loss of taste. Other symptoms include a fever, headache and body aches, according to the CDC.
Norovirus is a very contagious virus.