Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 14th, 2006
"We sought to determine the source of a norovirus outbreak among attendees of 46 weddings taking place during a single weekend. Norovirus-compatible illness was experienced by 332 (39%) of wedding guests surveyed; the outbreak affected up to 2700 persons," scientists in the United States report.
According to D.S. Friedman and colleagues at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Illness was associated with eating wedding cake provided by a bakery common to the weddings (adjusted RR 4.5, p<0.001). A cake requiring direct hand contact during its...
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