Officials: Norovirus Cause of Restaurant Illnesses

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say norovirus has been identified as the illness that caused at least 200 people to become sick after eating at a West Michigan restaurant. reports ( ) Tuesday that the common cause of food poisoning was determined to be the source of the outbreak last week at Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Holland. The Ottawa County Health Department says the eatery voluntarily shut down after officials started investigating on Thursday.
The department launched its probe after getting reports of 10 illnesses, mostly involving nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Officials say the restaurant will have to be inspected before it reopens.

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