Norovirus Is on the Rise. What to Know About Symptoms and Treatment
While SARS-CoV-2 has dominated headlines for the past few years, other viruses have been simmering in the background. And with most of COVID-19’s infection control measures (like mask-wearing, isolation, and physical distancing) now gone in the U.S., those viruses are starting to roar back again. The U.S. has already seen spikes in RSV and influenza, and now norovirus cases are inching upward, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unlike SARS-CoV-2, RSV, and influenza, norovirus is not a respiratory pathogen but instead causes problems in the gastrointestinal tra...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news
Disinfection efficacy and mechanism of olanexidine gluconate against norovirus
Conclusions: This study suggests that olanexidine gluconate is a potential biological and environmental disinfectant against norovirus and adenovirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Why Does Norovirus Spread So Easily?
Discussion Norovirus is a Caliciviridae family member. They were first observed by electron microscopy during a 1968 outbreak in Norwalk Connecticut (hence the alternative name of Norwalk virus). There are 3 genogroups and many genotypes within each genogroup. “Noroviruses are the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in people of all ages worldwide, and are estimated to cause 12-24% of community-based or clinic-based cases…, 11-17% of emergency room or hospital cases, and approximately 70,000-200,000 deaths annually.” Seventy percent of cases occur in the 6-23 month age range. They have caused pandemics...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 6, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
A Systematic Review on the Efficacy of Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide as a Non-Contact Decontamination System for Pathogens Associated with the Dental Environment
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health2021,18(9), 4748;https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094748Received: 27 January 2021 / Revised: 30 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 April 2021 / Published: 29 April 2021AbstractAerosol generation and a wide range of pathogens originating from the oral cavity of the patient contaminate various surfaces of the dental clinic. The aim was to determine the efficacy of vaporized hydrogen peroxide fogging on pathogens related to the dental environment and its possible application in dentistry. PICOS statement (Population, Intervention, Comparison/Control, Outcome and Study design statement) was used in the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Long-term monitoring of sapovirus infection in wild carnivores in the Serengeti
Sapoviruses are an emerging group of viruses of the group of caliciviruses and well known agents of gastric enteritis, but very little is currently known about their role in wildlife ecology or the genetic strains that infect wildlife. Research findings by a group of scientists describe for the first time, sapovirus infection in African wild carnivores in the Serengeti ecosystem, including the spotted hyena, the African lion and the bat-eared fox. The results from two decades of monitoring revealed several sapovirus outbreaks of infection in spotted hyenas and, counter-intuitively, that the risk of infection declined as gr...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
New Strain Of Norovirus Spreading Quickly In U.S.
WebMD Medical News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Jan. 24, 2013 — The flu is not the only highly contagious disease raging this winter. A new strain of norovirus is causing intestinal illness outbreaks across the country, the CDC confirmed today. Norovirus is often to blame when large numbers of people get sick on cruise ships or in schools, nursing homes, and other places where people live, work, or play in close quarters. CDC officials also reported a rise in outbreaks of sickness caused by drinking raw milk. The findings appear in the Jan. 25 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Re...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mreal197 Tags: WebMD News Source Type: news