USA -Norovirus Suspected – 50 Ill Washington DC Tour Group

NBC Washington 

 

More than 50 tourists were hospitalized for possible food poisoning Sunday night after arriving in Washington, D.C. from New York.

The D.C. health department said Monday they suspect members of the group have norovirus, which is highly contagious.

Firefighters were called to the Hotel Harrington in downtown D.C., blocks east of the White House, for a report of multiple people exhibiting symptoms of food poisoning. A large number of medics and police officers responded, temporarily blocking traffic.

Forty-eight teenagers and three adults were taken to hospitals. There were so many patients that the D.C. fire department had to use ambulance buses.

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