Norovirus confirmed at Wright's Farm Restaurant in Burrillville
The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Friday that norovirus was responsible for making dozens of people ill at Wright's Farm Restaurant in Burrillville earlier this week.
At least 30 people became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at the popular restaurant Sunday, according to the Health Department. Some of them were members of Bryant University's men's lacrosse team.
The Health Department told NBC 10 News that a few of the samples collected tested positive for norovirus.
Norovirus causes inflammation of the stomach or intestines or both, and symptoms often include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. Some people also experience additional symptoms of fever, headache and body aches.
Customers who were at the restaurant the night in question told NBC 10 they witnessed a young boy vomiting nearby.
There is no word on where the virus originated in the restaurant.
The owner of Wright's said the business will remain closed until March 24 for a thorough cleaning.