Officials investigate possible norovirus outbreak

Health officials are investigating reports of a possible norovirus outbreak among customers of a Grand Rapids restaurant.
AP Wire
Mar 28, 2014

The Kent County Health Department said it received more than a dozen calls from people who said they ate at the Beltline Bar last weekend and became ill. Department spokeswoman Lisa LaPlante said the symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

There was no answer early Thursday at a telephone listing for the restaurant.

Norovirus is part of a family of viruses that are spread person-to-person and cause flu-like symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramping.

Health officials are urging people who might be exposed to take precautions, such as washing hands before eating, after using the bathroom and before, during and after preparing food.



Since the new owners have taken over the Beltline Bar, there have been numerous violations of the health dept. rules. They should have their license revoked. there was even a citation about using dog food in their dishes that are sold to customers. I for one will never eat there again.

Barry Soetoro

I know who we can send in there to confirm this.


Dining Divas!!


I'm sure the MI legislature in Lansing would volunteer.

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