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 6, 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

How To Avoid Norovirus And Other Outbreaks On A Cruise Ship
There is a suspected norovirus outbreak on the Zaandam, a Holland America cruise in Alaska that was bound for Seattle. Take these precautions if you want your cruise to be full of ship but not other things. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Avoid Norovirus And Other Outbreaks On A Cruise Ship
There was a suspected norovirus outbreak on the Zaandam, a Holland America cruise in Alaska that was bound for Seattle. Take these precautions if you want your cruise to be full of ship but not other things. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES
Microbiologists reveal on Channel 4's Food Unwrapped how double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly as even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus: Avoid the vomiting bug using these simple tips
NOROVIRUS symptoms include nausea, vomiting and watery or loose diarrhoea. Last week government scientists revealed that a whopping 70 per cent of UK oysters contain the toxic substance. Use these simple tips to avoid the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year
Scientists discovered that more than two-thirds of oysters on sale are infected with the highly contagious norovirus – which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Typhoid Fever?
QUINCY (CBS) – On Thursday it was confirmed that a child at a daycare and preschool in North Quincy had been diagnosed with typhoid fever, a disease rarely found in the United States. For many, the name brings to mind “Typhoid Mary,” but what exactly is typhoid fever? Here’s what WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall has to say: Typhoid fever, also known as enteric fever, is an infection caused by a type of salmonella bacteria. The infection causes chills, fever and belly pain, Dr. Marshall says. People with typhoid fever can also develop pink spots on their skin. (WBZ graphic) It can be contracted li...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV typhoid fever Source Type: news

Canadian Raw Oysters Are Behind a Norovirus Outbreak in California
Raw Canadian oysters are likely behind a norovirus outbreak that has both Canadian and American health officials warning consumers to use caution. The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday said that approximately 100 people there have become sick after eating oysters from Baynes Sound in British Columbia. The department said several people have tested positive for norovirus, a highly contagious infection that causes inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines and results in symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fever and stomach pain. Nearly 200 people in Canada have reported gastrointestinal illnes...
Source: TIME: Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Oysters From Canada Tied to Norovirus Outbreaks
As of April 27, about 100 people in California have become ill after eating the oysters sold in restaurants and stores, state health officials say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian oysters sicken dozens in California, officials say
California health officials are warning residents not to eat oysters from British Columbia, Canada, following a norovirus outbreak. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 3, 2018
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Raw Oysters From British Columbia Linked to Norovirus Outbreaks Raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada have been linked to norovirus... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Californians warned about risk from British Columbia oysters
California health officials say about 100 people statewide have contracted norovirus in the past week after eating raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How highly contagious norovirus infection gets its start
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers have shown, in mice, that norovirus infects a rare type of intestinal cell called a tuft cell. Noroviruses tucked inside tuft cells are effectively hidden from the immune system, which could explain why some people continue to shed virus long after they are no longer sick. These 'healthy carriers' are thought to be the source of norovirus outbreaks, so understanding how the virus evades detection in such people could lead to better ways to prevent outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Aiding and abetting norovirus disease
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Tropism for tuft cells determines immune promotion of norovirus pathogenesis
In this study, we have shown that tuft cells, a rare type of intestinal epithelial cell, express CD300lf and are the target cell for MNoV in the mouse intestine. We found that type 2 cytokines, which induce tuft cell proliferation, promote MNoV infection in vivo. These cytokines can replace the effect of commensal microbiota in promoting virus infection. Our work thus provides insight into how the immune system and microbes can coordinately promote enteric viral infection. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wilen, C. B., Lee, S., Hsieh, L. L., Orchard, R. C., Desai, C., Hykes, B. L., McAllaster, M. R., Balce, D. R., Feehley, T., Brestoff, J. R., Hickey, C. A., Yokoyama, C. C., Wang, Y.-T., MacDuff, D. A., Kreamalmayer, D., Howitt, M. R., Neil, J. A., Cadwell Tags: Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Oysters and illness: Research suggests potential for norovirus early warning system
Could an early warning system based on ocean conditions predict oyster-related norovirus outbreaks before they happen? (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

2 B.C. oyster farms closed after norovirus outbreak
Two B.C. oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating the shellfish raw. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Prevent norovirus with good hand hygiene
Norovirus is a highly contagious infection. It's a?leading cause of illness and outbreaks from contaminated food in the U.S., and is often described by those affected as?a stomach flu. "When most people refer to a stomach flu, they?re not referring to influenza at all," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news