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Chipotle Virginia customer tested positive for norovirus: official
BOSTON (Reuters) - Testing has confirmed norovirus in a customer who ate at the Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that was briefly closed earlier this week following multiple reports of diners falling ill, a county health department official told Reuters on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle to reopen Virginia restaurant after norovirus reports
BOSTON (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle shuts Virginia restaurant on norovirus worries, shares fall
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc closed a restaurant in Virginia because of a suspected norovirus outbreak among some diners, sending its shares lower on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle shuts Virginia restaurant due to customer illness, shares fall
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc closed a restaurant in Virginia due to a suspected norovirus outbreak among some diners, sending shares down more than 6 percent on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: School closed after stomach bug infects ‘significant number’ of pupils
NOROVIRUS is thought to be the reason for the absences of a ‘significant number’ of pupils from a Welsh primary school that was forced to close last week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Luminex Corporation Receives CE-IVD Mark for ARIES(R) Norovirus Assay
Easy to use, sample to answer assay provides rapid detection of leading cause of acute gastroenteritis AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it has received CE-... Diagnostics, Regulatory Luminex, ARIES, Norovirus Assay, Norovirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 contract norovirus at northern Calif. schools
Students, teachers, staff have complained of cramps, vomiting, diarrhea. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearly 1,000 sick with norovirus at 32 schools in northern Calif.
Students, teachers, staff have complained of cramps, vomiting, diarrhea. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Membranes to remove viruses from drinking water
The'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel'repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. It contains both positive and negative charges and improves efficiency by weakening virus accumulation on the modified filter surface. The result was a significantly higher rate of removal of waterborne viruses, including human norovirus and adenovirus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop membranes that remove viruses from drinking water
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The 'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel' repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. It contains both positive and negative charges and improves efficiency by weakening virus accumulation on the modified filter surface. The result was a significantly higher rate of removal of waterborne viruses, including human norovirus and adenovirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Norovirus: guidance, data and analysis
This guidance collection covers the symptoms, diagnosis, management and epidemiology of norovirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak continues at Santa Monica schools
Nearly two months after a norovirus outbreak began during a class trip to Yosemite, students in Santa Monica are still falling sick with the stomach bug, according to school and public health officials.Cases appear to be falling, but 100 students still contracted norovirus last week in the Santa... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

500 cases of norovirus reported in school district
Ventura County public health officials have come out and cleaned all the schools, which were not shut down during the outbreak (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Near Real-Time Surveillance of U.S. Norovirus Outbreaks Near Real-Time Surveillance of U.S. Norovirus Outbreaks
NoroSTAT, a new collaborative network with selected state health departments, has significantly reduced the median reporting interval for U.S. norovirus outbreaks.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Chipotle lawsuit over food safety, outbreaks is dismissed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Wednesday won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it defrauded shareholders about its ability to protect customers from at least seven norovirus, E.coli and salmonella outbreaks that erupted in 2015. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sicker patients the main reason for A & E winter pressures
2 March 2017Sicker patients with more complex conditions are the main reason for worsening performance in A&E departments, according to The King’s Fund’slatest quarterly monitoring report.Eighty per cent of NHS finance directors who responded to our latest survey identified higher numbers of patients with severe illnesses and complex health needs as a key reason for the pressures on A&E units, while 70 per cent cited delays in discharging patients from hospital. This contrasts with 27 per cent who pointed to poor access to GPs and 20 per cent who identified shortages of clinical staff as key factors.The...
Source: The King's Fund - Press - March 2, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Impending Water Crisis Could Affect Your Health
Most Americans take clean water for granted.We turn on the tap and safe water to drink, bathe in, and cook and clean with comes out of the faucet.But according to a new study, there’s a growing water affordability problem on the horizon that could soon make water scarcer and more costly.The fallout has the potential to be devastating to public health in the United States.The true cost of waterUtility companies actually take a loss on the cost of water.However, between individual households’ water bills and government subsidies, they have historically made enough money to keep operating their businesses while al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Near Real-Time Surveillance of U.S. Norovirus Outbreaks by the Norovirus Sentinel Testing and Tracking Network — United States, August 2009–July 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Feds investigating as B.C. oyster norovirus outbreak spreads
The Public Health Agency of Canada says its taken on a leadership role in the investigation into norovirus-contaminated oysters from B.C., now that cases have been reported in Alberta and Ontario as well. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Norovirus Closes Schools, Spreads Misery
Norovirus and other stomach viruses have been closing schools and causing misery this winter. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the water you're drinking linked to causing heart attacks and cancer?
(Natural News) Water chlorination has been the cheapest method of disinfection for over a century. Chlorine efficiently disinfects large quantities of water. It is generally used to prevent outbreaks such as salmonella, and can even inactivate the human norovirus. For these reasons, the EPA classifies chlorine as a pesticide. Even though chlorine is an effective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Heart disease in women
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Heart disease in women: Symptoms and risk factors Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the U.S., but some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Discover what puts women at risk and how they can protect themselves. Norovirus infection: An overview The [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New study re-evaluates the total burden of norovirus on the UK
The annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated, new research concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Stomach bug or seasonal flu?
Norovirus?or influenza? Both are highly contagious viral infections, but they are not the same. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says people often mean norovirus when they refer to a stomach bug but confuse it with the flu. Influenza affects your respiratory system ? nose, throat and lungs ? and symptoms often include [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak from B.C. oysters makes dozens sick
British Columbians are being warned after dozens of recent cases of acute gastrointestinal illness have been linked to oysters, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

'Forgotten' surfaces are helping to pass on bugs including flu and norovirus  
Hygiene experts have warned often forgotten surfaces such as doorknobs and light switches, which we spend the most time touching, can pass on bugs like norovirus and the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus Suspected After More Than 800 High School Students Stay Home Sick
The local health department is investigating. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nausea, fever, projectile vomit: ‘Stomach flu’ strikes readers again and again
Wow, it sounds like it's been really rough for folks hit during this winter's (still early) norovirus season. After a story on norovirus published this week, readers shared some of what they've been through. One man said he was so sick, he lost 12 pounds in two days. Another couple couldn't get out of bed […]Related:Ebola virus found hiding in lungs of health-care workerDreaded ‘stomach flu’ wreaks havoc on families — and it’s only going to get worseCancer death rate has dropped again. But it’s still higher for men than women. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections
Use of these medicines shown to increase risk of C. difficile and Campylobacter infections Related items fromOnMedica C diff used to fight C diff Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk of gastrointestinal tract cancers One in three at risk of campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetime Norovirus a huge cause of gastroenteritis worldwide Salmonella linked to imported eggs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 4, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Norovirus at highest levels for five years: Reports of the illness are up by 12 per cent  
Data from Public Health England  shows reports of norovirus have reached 2,435 – 12 per cent more than the average for the same period over the past five years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus WARNING: Using alcohol hand gels ‘does not kill virus’
NOROVIRUS, also known as the winter vomiting bug, causes vomiting, diarrhoea and fever and affects thousands of people every year. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral virus
British researchers are using social media to track the spread of norovirus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chipotle's High-Paid Co-CEO Out In Attempt To Recover From Food Safety Crisis
Last year, Chipotle Mexican Grill fired a manager and an employee at a Boston-area restaurant where an outbreak of norovirus infected roughly 140 people. Now, as the food giant struggles to recover its sales, one of the Denver-based burrito chain’s two CEOs ― who is among the highest-paid executives in the food industry ― is out. Montgomery Moran, who oversaw daily employee operations, stepped down on Monday and plans to retire from Chipotle next year, the company said. He had served as co-chief executive since 2009, after a stint as chief operating officer. “Chipotle is based on a very simple idea: We...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vomiting bug 'at high level this winter'
The number of people falling ill with the vomiting bug norovirus in England this winter is at higher than average levels. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NOROVIRUS: Health officials issue warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across England
NOROVIRUS is incredibly contagious and can be passed on through contact with an infected person or even contact with contained surfaces and objects. Public Health England has issued a warning after an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus cases 40% higher than last year putting NHS on course for vomiting bug epidemic
There have been 1,495 confirmed cases of norovirus since July, compared to 1379 during the same period in 2015, according to figures from Public Health England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community wards closed by norovirus in North Wales
Public health officials have warned that norovirus is known to be circulating in the community in North Wales, with a number of hospitals affected. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - December 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Fever or vomiting? Meningitis and sepsis symptoms can be mistaken for FLU or norovirus
CASES of meningitis and and septicaemia could rise over Christmas, with experts urging people not to mistake critical early-warning signs of the deadly conditions for flu symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five fast facts about norovirus
(Cell Press) Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year. Despite its prevalence, norovirus has received surprisingly little attention from researchers. In a review article published Nov. 22 in Trends in Molecular Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine scientists and colleagues at the University of Michigan Medical School discuss what we know about the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are women the weaker sex? 'Man flu' myth debunked as females more likely to take sick days
THE COLD and flu virus is rife with various strains being spread across the nation, causing coughs, sore throats and even the dreaded norovirus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak at USC sickens at least 100 students
Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, fever, muscle aches and fatigue and normally last about 48 hours (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of people struck down by virus at Mexican restaurant chain
Wahaca, a Mexican restaurant chain in London, has closed several of its venues after an outbreak of the norovirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wahaca: Hundreds ill due to 'norovirus outbreak'
More than 300 people are ill following a suspected outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant chain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeting norovirus'noxiousness '
Human noroviruses are the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis. Worldwide, about 200,000 children under age 5 die from norovirus infections every year. As of yet, no vaccines or antiviral agents have been licensed to treat the disease. Now researchers have determined the structural basis for norovirus " neutralization " by a human IgA antibody. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Norovirus Outbreak Can Spread to EMTs and Paramedics
Staff at a local assisted living facility begins to notice increased incidence of vomiting, nausea and diarrhea among its residents. ALS ambulances are called to transport seven patients, with several other BLS transports completed by private ambulance companies. Your partner participates in four separate patient transports from the facility. Two of these patients are actively vomiting, a third is complaining of abdominal pain without vomiting, and a fourth suffered a ground-level fall. The vomiting patient is unable to ambulate to the stretcher and is lifted with cross-chest method, so your partner's face, nose and mouth ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christine McGuire-Wolfe, PhD, CIC, CPH, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

[This Week in Science] New insights into norovirus entry
Author: Kristen L. Mueller (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Kristen L. Mueller Tags: Virology Source Type: news

[Report] Discovery of a proteinaceous cellular receptor for a norovirus
Noroviruses (NoVs) are a leading cause of gastroenteritis globally, yet the host factors required for NoV infection are poorly understood. We identified host molecules that are essential for murine NoV (MNoV)–induced cell death, including CD300lf as a proteinaceous receptor. We found that CD300lf is essential for MNoV binding and replication in cell lines and primary cells. Additionally, Cd300lf−/− mice are resistant to MNoV infection. Expression of CD300lf in human cells breaks the species barrier that would otherwise restrict MNoV replication. The crystal structure of the CD300lf ectodomain reveals a po...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Robert C. Orchard Source Type: news

NIH-supported researchers develop novel system to grow norovirus in intestinal cells
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers have succeeded in culturing norovirus in human intestinal cells, a breakthrough that could help scientists develop novel therapeutics and vaccines against the debilitating effects of the virus. Intestinal cells are the natural site of norovirus infection, a leading cause of foodborne illness that is highly contagious and can produce sudden onset stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. The virus spreads easily in closed and crowded environments such as hospitals, schools and cruise ships. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How norovirus gets inside cells: New clues
Researchers have identified the protein that norovirus uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease because the virus grows poorly in the lab. The discovery, in mice, provides new ways to study a virus notoriously hard to work with and may lead to treatments or a vaccine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New clues found to how 'cruise-ship' virus gets inside cells
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the protein that norovirus uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease because the virus grows poorly in the lab. The discovery, in mice, provides new ways to study a virus notoriously hard to work with and may lead to treatments or a vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news