Bugs or dust? New method quickly reveals whether a surface is truly clean
(Aalto University) By combining artificial intelligence and hyperspectral imaging, we can make sure facilities are clean during norovirus and flu season -- cutting cleaning costs and reducing use of disinfectants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Norovirus GenBank Submission Service
Do you have Norovirus sequence data to submit to GenBank? Try out the newly-released improvements in our submission service for Norovirus data! The new service offers the following advantages: Faster processing and shorter time to accession numbers Improved user interface … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - February 25, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New GenBank submissions viruses Source Type: news

Around 12,000 Britons are being poisoned every year from contaminated oysters
(Natural News) Health organizations have been eyeing oysters for the possibility of carrying the E. coli bacteria, but what they have been missing is that these bivalves are carrying something more dangerous – the norovirus. Recent studies showed that 69 percent of oysters sold in the U.K. market is infected with norovirus and is responsible for poisoning 12,000... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals are the fullest they have been all winter with 95% of beds occupied
NHS figures for last week have revealed hospitals in England had the fewest free beds of any week so far this winter, as a spike in norovirus, diarrhoea and vomiting has led to more bed closures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel nanoparticle technology to identify healthcare-associated infections receives $1.5 million
(University of Toronto - Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy) Healthcare-associated infections are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, predicted to move up to second place by 2050. Scientists at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto received $1.5 million in funding from Genome Canada to develop a new nanoparticle sensor technology that will allow hospitals and long-term care facilities to rapidly detect and visually identify highly infectious pathogens including C. difficile, methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA), Norovirus and influenza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know
norovirus, also called a stomach flu, is the most common form of foodborne illness in the U.S. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Infection prevention and control in care homes
Information packs for care homes on management of norovirus and flu produced by NHS Scotland have also been approved for use in England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to Fight Norovirus, the'Cruise Ship' Germ
TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 -- Whether it's infiltrating a cruise ship, a restaurant or a college dorm, the norovirus is often in the news. It's the leading cause of illness from contaminated food in the United States. While food can be tainted at its... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Norovirus cases rise in winter months
Norovirus is a highly contagious viral infection that is commonly referred to as "stomach flu." However, it is not related to the flu, which is caused by the influenza virus. "Norovirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "Someone who is infected with norovirus [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Norovirus WARNING: Symptoms you need to know after outbreak in THIS part of the UK
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? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak sickens hundreds on cruise ship
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 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You May Be at Higher Risk of Eating Contaminated Food During the Government Shutdown
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 ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Scientists find a new way to target norovirus family
MRC scientists have taken a major step forward in understanding how a family of viruses, including norovirus, initiate infections. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - January 10, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Control of norovirus infection
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. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus symptoms: How do you know if you have Norovirus? Outbreak hits UK
Norovirus, also known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, has caused an outbreak in the UK, but what exactly is the illness and what symptoms should you watch out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust bans child visitors to try and combat spread of norovirus
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 21, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Multiple Modes of Transmission During a Norovirus Outbreak Multiple Modes of Transmission During a Norovirus Outbreak
Inadequate containment resulted in multiple cases of norovirus after a patron vomited in a restaurant dining room. How should the incident have been handled?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits
Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab
(Osaka University) Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, an Osaka University-led research team found that human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal epithelial cells allowed for efficient growth of human norovirus in the laboratory, without requiring human tissue or bile. This method raises fewer practical and ethical issues than conventional systems and should prove useful for industrial applications such as testing new potential vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Vomit bug spreads across UK - are you at risk of explosive diarrhoea?
NOROVIRUS symptoms include feeling sick and having diarrhoea, and the virus is known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’. An outbreak of norovirus has spread across the UK, and Public Health England is urging the public to follow good hygiene practices. These are the signs and symptoms of norovirus to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter? More Bleach.
It can survive on surfaces for days, is tricky to kill, and is the source of most stomach bugs in America. It ’ s norovirus, and we ’ re headed into prime season. Here ’ s how to beat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MELINDA WENNER MOYER Tags: Norovirus Hygiene and Cleanliness Viruses Source Type: news

Less Barf, More Bleach: How to Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter
It can survive on surfaces for days, is tricky to kill, and is the source of most stomach bugs in America. It ’ s norovirus, and we ’ re headed into prime season. Here ’ s how to beat it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MELINDA WENNER MOYER Tags: Norovirus Hygiene and Cleanliness Viruses Source Type: news

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees
Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak in wildfire shelter: Officials forced to quarantine vomiting evacuees
Butte County public health spokesman Lisa Almaguer said lab tests confirmed the virus and sick people have been quarantined at the shelter in Chico but in an area separate from healthy evacuees. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outbreak of Norovirus at California Wildfire Shelter
  CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say there has been an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing people who evacuated their homes to escape the massive wildfire in Northern California. Butte County public health spokeswoman Lisa Almaguer said that lab tests confirmed the virus and those who were sick have been quarantined at the shelter in Chico, California, but in an area separate from healthy evacuees. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KRON/AP Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Outbreak of Norovirus at California Wildfire Shelter
  CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say there has been an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing people who evacuated their homes to escape the massive wildfire in Northern California. Butte County public health spokeswoman Lisa Almaguer said that lab tests confirmed the virus and those who were sick have been quarantined at the shelter in Chico, California, but in an area separate from healthy evacuees. (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: KRON/AP Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

They evacuated to escape the deadly Camp Fire. Then norovirus invaded their shelter.
About 15 to 20 people being housed at Neighborhood Church of Chico have tested positive for norovirus, said Lisa Almaguer, a spokeswoman for the Butte County Public Health Department. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

New study sheds light on norovirus outbreaks, may help efforts to develop a vaccine
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely to make people seriously ill, according to a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Based on an analysis of nearly 3,800 US outbreaks from 2009 to 2016, the research confirms several factors that can make norovirus outbreaks more severe and may help guide efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent this highly contagious disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norovirus UK warning: Where you're most likely to get infected with the vomiting bug
NOROVIRUS symptoms include diarrhoea and being sick, and it has the nickname ‘the winter vomiting bug’. With reported 2018 infection outbreaks on the rise, where in the UK are you most likely to become infected with the virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating best practices preparing for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being whe...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Norovirus: What are the symptoms of the winter vomiting bug and how do you treat it?
NOROVIRUS, otherwise known as the winter vomiting bug, is a stomach bug prevalent in winter. What are the symptoms of the bug and how can it be treated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 500 People in 16 States Catch Parasite from McDonald's Salads
  NEW YORK (WABC) -- More people are getting sick after eating McDonald's salads. Officials say the outbreak started in May and was caused by a parasite infection called Cyclosporiasis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has now sickened 507 people in 16 states, including New York and Connecticut. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and body aches. So far, 24 people have been hospitalized. Read more at WABC. Related Article Norovirus Outbreak Can Spread to EMTs and Paramedics (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Barbara Gibbs (WABC) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

More than 500 People in 16 States Catch Parasite from McDonald's Salads
  NEW YORK (WABC) -- More people are getting sick after eating McDonald's salads. Officials say the outbreak started in May and was caused by a parasite infection called Cyclosporiasis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it has now sickened 507 people in 16 states, including New York and Connecticut. Symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, fever and body aches. So far, 24 people have been hospitalized. Read more at WABC. Related Article Norovirus Outbreak Can Spread to EMTs and Paramedics (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Barbara Gibbs (WABC) Tags: News News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Morning Break: Deadly Dog Lick; Norovirus'Clustering'; Pharma Ad Misleads?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses
New research finds that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, have a special way to get to us hard — and fast. That knowledge could lead to new, more effective treatments.(Image credit: Dr. Gopal Murti/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Schreiber Source Type: news

More Than 600 People Say Eating Chipotle Made Them Sick – But Officials Still Don’t Know the Cause
More than 600 people said they got sick after eating at a Chipotle outside Columbus, Ohio, health officials said Monday. And they still don’t know what has caused it. The Delaware General Health District began investigating the restaurant, located in Powell, Ohio, on July 31 after it received numerous reports from patrons who ate there between July 26 and July 30. The location was briefly closed for an investigation. On Aug. 3, health officials put out an update saying that they had received nearly 700 inquires and had interviewed over 500 people. On Monday, they provided another update on Twitter saying that officia...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink Ohio onetime Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - United States, 2009-2015
During 2009-2015, the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS) received reports of 5,760 outbreaks that resulted in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths. Among 2,953 outbreaks with a single confirmed etiology, norovirus was the most common cause of outbreaks [38%] and outbreak-associated illnesses [41%], followed by Salmonella. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norovirus WARNING: 'Summer outbreak' of contagious sickness bug could spark winter crisis
NOROVIRUS, known as the winter vomiting bug, is reported to have infected hundreds of people this summer, and now a lecturer in public health has warned the outbreak could lead to another winter crisis for the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus WARNING: 'Summer outbreak' of contagious sickness bug is MUTATED strain
NOROVIRUS, known as the winter vomiting bug, is reported to have infected hundreds of people this summer, and now a lecturer in public health has warned the outbreak could lead to another winter crisis for the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer outbreak of norovirus could mean another NHS winter crisis
Dr John Harris, of Liverpool University, said the bug added to the unprecedented pressure on the NHS during its 'worst ever winter'. But he fears this winter could be even worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecules from breast milk and seaweed suggest strategies for controlling norovirus
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) New research from several universities in Germany, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests that it may be easier than anticipated to find a compound that could be used as a food supplement to stop the spread of norovirus in children's hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Four ways you can avoid the infection
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Halt the spread of infection by doing this
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Are you at risk? Five unpleasant signs the virus has invaded your body
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has shaken the UK, with cases erupting in three different counties. The NHS and Public Health England have offered advice on halting the norovirus outbreak spread. Watch out for these symptoms and signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You ’re Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says
People fail to properly wash their hands while cooking 97% of the time, potentially opening them up to food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, norovirus and E. coli, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS, in partnership with researchers from RTI International and North Carolina State University, sorted 383 people into one of two groups. About half the sample watched a three-minute video about safe food preparation and using food thermometers, while the other did not get any guidance. All of the individuals were then sent into test kitchens outf...
Source: TIME: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Why July Is the Most Dangerous Month To Go Swimming
Just in time for swimming season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a new report on disease outbreaks associated with swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans. Between 2000 and 2014, public health officials in 35 states, plus Guam, reported a total of 140 disease outbreaks associated with swimming in untreated recreational waters — mainly at beaches and bodies of water in public parks, the report says. These outbreaks led to 4,958 illnesses and two deaths. The vast majority of outbreaks with a confirmed cause were linked to gastrointestinal pathogens such as norovirus, Shigella and E. coli. ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news