Have you recently ate the Subway in Caldwell on 10th Avenue? Have you also been spending a lot of time in the bathroom as well? There could be a link there. Southwest District Health announced in a news release, they are investigating the Caldwell Subway after nearly 25 known individuals have reported experiencing gastro-intestinal illness symptoms.

There is reportedly a strong link to the Subway at 319 N 10th Ave in Caldwell. The individuals that are reporting symptoms say they ate food from this Subway location between March 16-19.

Of the 25 reports, the health district has confirmed one positive case of Norovirus. According to the health district, these types outbreaks "are caused by a group of related viruses that account for more than 90 percent of gastrointestinal illness outbreaks in the United States each year." So it's a pretty common illness and also very contagious!

Symptoms usually stop after 1-2 days for a person but can linger for up to two weeks until the virus has completely left the body. The virus is also known for sweeping through households being extremely contagious as it is. Symptoms of Norovirus include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Low-grade fever or none at all

SWDH encourages anyone who is experiencing these symptoms to talk to their health care provider and stay home to help prevent the spread to others. If you believe you were exposed to the virus, SWDH asks you to contact the reporting line at 208-455-5442.

 

Ugh, food poising of any sort is so not fun and I don't even wish it on my worst enemy!

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