MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) – Manchester health officials are blaming a norovirus for making more than two dozen people sick after attending a banquet hosted by a University of Connecticut sorority.

The banquet was held at The Adams Mill Restaurant on Saturday.

Norovirus, which has turned up in many cruise ships, can be food-borne, can spread from person to person or can be contracted from contaminated surfaces.

Manchester Health Department Director Maryann Cherniak Lexius says The Adams Mill voluntarily closed for the day Wednesday for a top-to-bottom cleaning. About 30 students have been treated at UConn’s infirmary.

Symptoms include low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, nausea, tiredness and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.

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