ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Golden Corral food poisoning in Casper, WY has now prompted the restaurant’s closure, temporarily. Officials on the Golden Corral food poisoning case in Casper confirm the local restaurant is closed, but only voluntarily.
In a news statement this weekend, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department said that the establishment is closed for now. In an updated report entitled “Voluntary Closure of Restaurant in Illness Investigation”, health officials said “Golden Corral announced a voluntary 24-hour closure to thoroughly clean and disinfect the restaurant.” They added that “Almost 200 people reported illness after eating at the restaurant, and Corporate Management proposed that they close to help break the transmission chain.”
Officials are telling locals who believe they got sick while eating at the establishment to call them at 307-235-9340.
The sickness has been claimed to be Norovirus. Norovirus dates back to 1972 when it was found in Norwalk, Ohio. Originally called “Norwalk Virus”, the gastrointestinal illness has grown annually. Now the Centers for Disease Control believes that at least 23 million people in the U.S. have a viral gastroenteritis illness each year. Officials tell news that norovirus symptoms include diarrhea, and can include nausea and vomiting.