Health officials investigating possible norovirus outbreak at popular Bellevue restaurant
BELLEVUE, Wash. - Public Health Seattle King County is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at a popular Bellevue restaurant.
Health officials said five people from the same party became sick after eating at the Wild Ginger location on Bellevue Way NE on December 22. They said symptoms ranged from nausea and vomiting to diarrhea, which are associated with norovirus.
They also identified four employees who also experienced similar symptoms dating back to December 21.
Health officials have not yet determined what caused the illness.
Investigators visited the restaurant on December 26 and did not find any risk factors that may have contributed to the spread of norovirus. But, they did find other violations related to improper hot and cold holdings of foods.
The restaurant is cooperating with the health department and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized the restaurant.