Courtesy: Matt Lehman WSAU
An outbreak of the highly contagious Norovirus has caused owners of a Wausau banquet facility to temporarily close down.
Forty people have contracted the virus. The first cases of which appeared late Friday night. By Monday morning, owners of the Rose Garden had contacted the health department. Co-owner Corrie Merklein says the decision to close was voluntary.
Workers are cleaning the facility from top to bottom. It should reopen as early as Thursday.
Norovirus causes its victims to suffer severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It's the same virus that's sickened cruise ship passengers and more recently students at an Oshkosh school.