200 sick after norovirus outbreak at casino

The outbreak has prompted an investigation by state health officials.
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By ANISH MEHTA, MD My practice received its first question about coronavirus from a patient on January 28, 2020. Though there were over 200 deaths reported in China by that time, no one could have imagined how drastically this would come to disrupt our lives at home. Thankfully, I had a head start. As a doctor at an integrated telemedicine and primary care practice in New York City, nearly two out of every three of my medical encounters that month was already virtual. I spent much of January caring for patients who had contracted seasonal viruses, like influenza or norovirus (i.e. the stomach flu). My patients ...
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a D, Lewis L Abstract The Camp Fire, California's deadliest wildfire, began November 8, 2018, and was extinguished November 25 (1). Approximately 1,100 evacuees from the fire sought emergency shelter. On November 10, acute gastroenteritis (AGE) was reported in two evacuation shelters; norovirus illness was suspected, because it is commonly detected in shelter-associated AGE outbreaks. Norovirus is highly contagious and resistant to several disinfectants. Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD), assisted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), initiated active surveillance to identify cases, con...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
This report describes norovirus outbreaks in eight out of nine emergency shelters that housed people fleeing from California's Camp Fire in 2018.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Norovirus Infection Wildfires Source Type: news
ConclusionsEmployees in hospitals and community facilities seem quantitatively to be most vulnerable towards NoV epidemics. Therefore, high quality of prevention measures in these settings, respective compliance with prevention strategies should have the highest priority. The disease can be considered as an occupational disease, even regularly without long-term consequences. Following work safety rules, a vaccination for vulnerable groups should be recommended if the vaccine development turns out to be successful.
Source: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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This investigation highlights the importance of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) surveillance at sea to identify contaminated foods at sea not yet implicated on land and to prevent transmission of AGE illness through U.S. ports.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Foodborne Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Norovirus Infection Source Type: news
The $25 million criminal fine is the largest ever in a food safety case.
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This study investigated the incidence, clinical picture, treatment and resource use of norovirus gastroenteritis in l...
Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study evaluated the impact of common chemical and physical properties of surface water on the stability of murine norovirus and examined the effect of food-safe chitosan microparticles on infectivity of two human norovirus surrogates. While chemical additives had a minor impact on virus survival, chitosan microparticles significantly reduced infectious titers of both murine norovirus and MS2 bacteriophage.
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract Noroviruses (NoV) are responsible for many shellfish outbreaks. Purification processes may be applied to oysters before marketing to decrease potential fecal pollution. This step is rapidly highly effective in reducing Escherichia coli, nevertheless the elimination of virus genomes has been described to be much slower. It is therefore important to identify i) the purification conditions that optimize virus removal and ii) the mechanism involved. To this end, the effects of oyster stress, nutrients and the presence of a potential competitor to NoV adhesion during purification were investigated using natura...
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Environ Microbiol Source Type: research
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