Norovirus Alert: Atlanta Restaurants Affected by Sickness

Categories: Food Poisoning

All throughout Atlanta and surrounding areas, people are coming down with a particularly violent form of the stomach flu. This illness is commonly identified as Norovirus and it is a particularly bad strain of disease that is sweeping the country. Officials have been tracking the norovirus and noted that it is starting at restaurants in the area. The illness typically lasts one or two days, but it will bring on unpleasant symptoms such as vomiting, stomach cramping, chills, fevers, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue and more.

The illness is very contagious, and can be spread by eating or drinking something that has been contaminated. As well, people may contract the illness by touching a surface that has been contaminated. The Fulton County health officials recommend that all locals wash their hands with soap and water on a regular basis in order to stop spreading the unpleasant virus. Officials are also advising restaurant workers who have the virus to stay away from the workplace until three days after their symptoms end.

This way, they won’t spread the illness to restaurant patrons. This could tarnish the eatery’s reputation and may cause the restaurant to lose customers if they fear illness after dining. There is no treatment for norovirus, but it typically disappears within a few days. Locals need to drink plenty of liquids if the contract the illness in order to help it disappear. In most cases, contracting the flu is not a serious enough issue to spark a lawsuit. However if you contract an illness from a restaurant that causes hospitalization or puts a life in danger, then this is certainly grounds for a lawsuit. You should hire Van Sant Law if you are dealing with a food poisoning case and want to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.