Doughnuts blamed for sickening 69 Wood County residents

So far, a total of 69 Wood County residents are suspected of being sickened by the norovirus blamed on doughnuts made last weekend at Mama C’s shop in Maumee.

Two Wood County businesses sell Mama C’s doughnuts – Grounds for Thought on South Main Street in Bowling Green, and the Marathon gas station at the corner of Ohio 25 and Roachton Road in Perrysburg.

Of the 69 local people who got ill, 60 were “primary,” meaning they got the virus from eating doughnuts. The other nine are considered “secondary,” meaning they contracted the norovirus from a person with the virus, according to Wood County Health District spokesperson Alex Aspacher.

Many more people in Lucas County reported being sick with the stomach flu like symptoms after eating items from Mama C’s, which prompted a Lucas County Health Department investigation.

When it was found that businesses in Wood County also sold doughnuts from the bakery, the Wood County Health District began investigating and helping those businesses clean properly to avoid further risks.