SEATTLE, Wahington — County health officials are investigating a possible norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak at a Seattle restaurant.
King County Health Department officials learned of 15 people who became ill after eating food from Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar in Northgate Mall around December 5.
Investigators visited and closed the restaurant on December 12. During the inspection, investigators identified 14 employees who experienced nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, symptoms associated with norovirus.
King County Health Department officials said that no laboratory confirmation has been made, but symptoms suggest norovirus.
Authorities said they have not found the particular cause of the illness.
Health experts say the best way to avoid norovirus is to wash your hands thoroughly.