CASPER — The Natrona County Health Department has received more than 50 reports of foodborne illness this week.
Agency director Bob Harrington says reports of vomiting and diarrhea have been widespread in Casper and his department suspects it could be norovirus.
Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. Norovirus causes flu-like symptoms, such as vomiting or diarrhea.
The agency suspects a local restaurant, but Harrington tells the Casper Star-Tribune that it’s too soon to definitively pinpoint the cause.