WRAL News reports that as of today there are now 241 complaints from people who ate at Sushi Nine since November28, the date the first customers became ill. Since WRAL News first reported the outbreak on Nov. 30, three stool samples collected from complainants have tested positive for norovirus, a contagious virus that causes vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and stomach pain, among other symptoms.

Thursday’s new data adds 100 complaints since December. 9, when Wake County Environmental Services said it was investigating 140 cases of foodborne illness at Sushi Nine on Western Boulevard.

The exact cause of the outbreak is still a mystery, and Wake County is interviewing the 241 customers as part of an ongoing investigation into how illness spread to so many people.

Sushi Nine closed voluntarily for 48 hours when the first reports of illness were made, but the restaurant has reopened.

If you ate at Sushi Nine between November 30 through December 4 and got sick, you are asked to report that to the Wake County Communicable Disease Hotline at 919-250-4462.

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