PRO/EDR> Foodborne illness - Japan (02): (Tokyo area), nori, norovirus - ProMED Mail - 03/02/2017

According to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the vehicle of the foodborne illness, which affected more than 1000 teachers and students of 7 primary schools in Tachikawa city, [western part of Tokyo Metropolis], on 17 Feb 2017, was determined as shredded seaweed (kizami nori in Japanese) that was produced by a company in Osaka. The seaweed was served at lunch on 16 Feb 2017. Molecular biological tests revealed that the genotypes of the norovirus from one of the patients and that from the seaweed view full article

Tokyo Metropolis, Japan | Foodborne Illness | Humans

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