Norovirus infects 350 at Kentucky mall food court

Updated: Jul. 28, 2018 at 5:06 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) - Norovirus has been identified as the illness which made 350 people sick at a Kentucky mall food court.

The Lexington Herald-Leader, citing a Lexington-Fayette County Health Department release, reports that test results from people who ate at the Fayette Mall food court were consistently positive for the virus, which is very contagious.

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On July 20, the Fayette Mall's Chick-Fil-A closed voluntarily after many employees reported becoming sick. The entire food court was closed on Monday for sanitization and cleaning.

Food court restaurants reopened on Tuesday afternoon following a health department inspection. The court was inspected again on Thursday by the Environmental Health Department.

The majority of people who reported sickness became ill a day or two after eating at the food court, experiencing symptoms like vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

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