A University of Connecticut sorority picked the wrong place to hold its banquet. About 30 sorority women were treated by UConn’s infirmary after dining at the nearby Adams Mill Restaurant. Norovirus is suspected.
Grace E. Merritt, writing in the Hartford Courant, reports:
UConn sent out a campuswide e-mail Thursday detailing the outbreak and urging precautions to prevent the virus from spreading on campus.
Norovirus can be food-borne, can spread from person to person or can be contracted from the contaminated surfaces of doorknobs and handles, said Manchester Health Department Director Maryann Cherniak Lexius.
At the health department’s suggestion, The Adams Mill, a restaurant and banquet center on Adams Street, voluntarily closed for the day Wednesday for a top-to-bottom cleaning, she said.
About 150 people attended the dinner hosted by the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. For Merritt’s entire story, go here.