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More Than 230 People Infected By Norovirus From Ohio Donut Shop

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Norovirus is in the air, but this time Chipotle can take a breath. A donut shop in Ohio has been linked to more than 230 cases of the pathogen.

Consumerist reports that Mama C’s Donuts in Toledo, Ohio, has shut down after 230 cases and climbing of norovirus have been reported from patrons who ate there between Aug. 4 through Aug. 7. Samples taken from the restaurant tested positive for the pathogen while hundreds claim they became sick from eating there.

On Tuesday, the restaurant officially closed down in order to be properly sanitized and will remain so until health officials give them the thumbs up to reopen their doors.

The norovirus is spread when infected employees handle food, and is extremely difficult to contain once it spreads. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of the norovirus include: abdominal pain, headaches, fever, muscle aches, and diarrhea.

Hopefully everything gets a thorough cleaning and the donut shop can reopen once again. Mama C’s has been in the Toledo area for 14 years.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.