Special Personal Injury
Illness Outbreak at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
Multiple reports are beginning to surface that at least 200 people became extremely sick while attending an air traffic control conference during the last week of March at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Southern Nevada Health District is currently investigating the dangerous outbreak. Symptoms being reported include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. According to the Health District, the likely cause of the outbreak is norovirus.
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus which causes acute gastroenteritis (inflamed stomach or intestines), which leads to intense stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Norovirus is especially serious for young children and older adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that norovirus causes 19,000,000-21,000,000 illnesses each year, and contributes to 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths yearly. Importantly, norovirus is the most common cause of foodborne-disease outbreaks in the United States. In fact, norovirus is most commonly spread through food or water that is contaminated by fecal matter during preparation.
If you or someone you know experienced any of the above-mentioned symptoms after attending the air traffic controllers conference, or any other event during late March, at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, contact the attorneys at Greene Infuso (702.570.6000) to find out more about your legal rights.
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