Norovirus Outbreak in Hudson Sickens 30

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Norovirus Outbreak in Hudson Sickens 30

HUDSON, Wyo. (AP) - A norovirus outbreak in the central Wyoming community of Hudson has state health officials trying to pinpoint the cause of the illness that has sickened some 30 people.

The Riverton Ranger says people began reporting that they had contracted norovirus in May after they visited Svilar's Bar and Dining Room. But the Wyoming Department of Health was quick to note the presence of norovirus doesn't necessarily reflect on the restaurant's sanitary practices, adding the gastrointestinal illness could have been carried in by a customer.

That's believed to have caused a norovirus outbreak last month in Yellowstone National Park. WDH epidemiologist Reggie McClinton told The Ranger he hasn't yet linked the latest outbreak directly to the restaurant.

A final report on the investigation is expected to be finished by July 31. Hudson is roughly a four hour drive southwest of Sheridan.

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