Fifty-two people who attended a wedding ceremony and reception and a banquet at the Yokohama InterContinental Hotel on Dec 20 complained about symptoms of food poisoning, it was reported Monday. The 52, including children as young as 2, complained of diarrhea and vomiting, and 18 of those have tested positive for norovirus, health officials said Monday.
According to Yokohama health officials, all symptoms appeared to be mild and everyone who reported the sickness is recovering. The symptoms occurred between the evening of Dec 20 and afternoon of Dec 23, and reports began to come in Dec 24. A total of 192 people attended the banquets. The health care center is currently investigating possible causes of the outbreak, and has suspended operation of the kitchens that prepared food for the parties.© News reports