Over 30 Norovirus Cases at Reykjavík Burger Chain Skip to content

Over 30 Norovirus Cases at Reykjavík Burger Chain

By Yelena

Photo: Hamborgarafabrikkan / Facebook.

Health authorities in Reykjavík have received at least 15 reports of illness connected to two locations of the Reykjavík burger chain Hamborgarafabrikkan. One of the locations has since been closed, RÚV reports. The illness seems to be a norovirus infection, according to Óskar Ísfeld Sigurðsson, department head at the Reykjavík Health Authority. Óskar says the total number of people who have gotten ill is between 30 and 40.

The symptoms of norovirus infection are typically vomiting and diarrhoea. The infection can be dangerous for those with underlying illnesses or chronic conditions. A norovirus outbreak occurred at a hotel in East Iceland earlier this month, but there are no indications the two outbreaks are related.

Hamborgarafabrikkan is a popular chain and no such cases have occurred at the restaurant previously.

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