Norovirus Outbreak Worsens at Olympics Though Athletes Unaffected Norovirus Outbreak Worsens at Olympics Though Athletes Unaffected

The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86, though athletes remain unaffected, the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.Reuters Health Information
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ConclusionThis study suggests that Norovirus can survive being ejected even within small far-reaching droplets at concentrations capable of eliciting infection. Such droplets could easily go un-noticed and be overlooked during cleaning, adding to the challenge of controlling Norovirus outbreaks.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study, we used crAssphage, a recently discovered human-specific gut-associated bacteriophage, for the surveillance of wastewater-derived viral contamination. Untreated and treated wastewater, surface water, sediment and mussel samples were collected monthly over 1 year from the Conwy River and estuary (UK) and were analyzed for crAssphage marker by quantitative PCR. This is the first long-term catchment-to-coast scale study of environmental crAssphage concentrations. CrAssphage was detected in all sample types and showed no distinct seasonal pattern. CrAssphage concentrations were 2  × 105&ndash...
Source: Food and Environmental Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
AbstractA gastroenteritis outbreak occurred in a university in May, 2017, Wuhan, China. The epidemiological survey and pathogen analysis were conducted to identify the pathogen and control this outbreak. Feces or anal swabs from individuals, water, and swabs taken from tap surfaces of the secondary water supply system (SWSS) and foods were collected for the detection of viruses and pathogenic enteric bacteria by real-time RT-PCR and culture, respectively. Nucleotide sequences were determined by RT-PCR and direct sequencing. Genotyping, phylogenetic, and recombination analyses were conducted by a web-based genotyping tool, ...
Source: Food and Environmental Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Romalde Viral agents of human gastroenteritis affect people of all ages across the globe. As a mainly self-limiting disease, it is difficult to evaluate the real prevalence of etiological agents circulating in each region. Many of the analyzed outbreaks are caused by viruses of the family Caliciviridae, especially the genus Norovirus (NoV). Most studies have focused on other enteric viruses, leaving sapovirus (SaV) underestimated as an important emerging human threat. This one-year study analyzed clinical samples from hospital outpatients with acute gastroenteritis in Spain, with the aim of revealing the importance of...
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Purpose: Norovirus (NoV) is a pathogen frequently involved in non-bacterial gastroenteritis, causing diarrhea and vomiting in millions of cases worldwide annually. Transmission is mostly determined from person to person. However, NoV infection has additionally been associated with the consumption of raw shellfish or as a consequence of foodstuff contamination during processing or serving. A systematic review of outbreaks attributed to NoV between March and June 2017 in Abruzzo region was conducted to assess the contribution of NoV epidemiology in the human disease.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: 19.012 Source Type: research
NOROVIRUS is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and carries a range of unpleasant symptoms. Another outbreak has been reported in the UK - so what are the symptoms you need to look out for?
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Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is returning to a Florida port a day early after guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of norovirus
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The partial government shutdown has crippled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s food safety surveillance efforts, pausing many domestic inspections and potentially putting more Americans at risk of contracting food-borne illnesses such as E. coli, salmonella and norovirus. “There’s a lot of ready-to-eat food that the FDA oversees that consumers ultimately have to trust doesn’t have a pathogen on it that can kill you,” says Seattle-based food-borne illness lawyer Bill Marler. “We need to get people back to doing their jobs.” About 41% of the FDA’s workforce is currently ...
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The purpose of the review is to provide an update on control measures for norovirus (NoV), which is the most commonly implicated pathogen in acute gastroenteritis and outbreaks, causing major disruption in nurseries, schools, hospitals and care homes.
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This study critically evaluates the applicability of, and the challenges associated with, these interventions to improve shellfish safety.
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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