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

Best Way to Fight Off Norovirus: Wash Your Hands
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 -- Washing your hands often and thoroughly is the best way to protect yourself if you're caught in a norovirus outbreak, researchers say. Norovirus is a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Outbreaks can crop up... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreaks cutting beds to ‘unsustainable levels
The number of beds lost due to suspected cases of norovirus over the winter reached the highest level for five years and is “unsustainable”, according to the Royal College of Nursing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 8, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What You Might Not Realize About The Benefits Of Hand-Washing
Norovirus is that awful ailment that can make you barf and suffer from diarrhea. A new study tries to figure out the best way to stop it.(Image credit: Jay Reed/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marc Silver Source Type: news

5,000 flu and norovirus patients are still stuck in hospital
More than 5,000 patients are still stuck in hospital with flu and norovirus – the equivalent of one in 20 NHS beds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus threat emerges ahead of Commonwealth Games
(Reuters) - A Gold Coast school that will serve as a key residential and training venue for next month's Commonwealth Games is to undergo sanitization measures due to a highly contagious virus which causes nausea and vomiting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NHS facing ‘perfect storm’ of cold weather, flu and norovirus
The health service in England should be ready for continued pressure as a result of the current cold snap, according to the latest update from the NHS national emergency pressures panel. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 28, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Flu and norovirus cases are still piling pressure on A & E
Weekly figures from NHS England also reveal 13,300 patients waited more than 30 minutes to be seen after arriving at A&E by ambulance, and of those 2,900 waited for longer than an hour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter vomiting bug cases are 56% higher than 6last year
In the past week, 5,886 beds across NHS hospitals have been occupied by people suffering from norovirus or vomiting and diarrhoea, making an average daily occupancy rate of 841. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Winter Olympics players 'fist-bump' to avoid norovirus
Officials have told hockey players to fist-bump each other this year at the Winter Olympics rather than shaking hands to prevent transmission of norovirus, which is highly contagious (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Swiss Athletes Are First at Olympics Confirmed With Norovirus
The Swiss Olympic delegation, which did not identify the athletes or their sport, said they were sequestered and no longer had symptoms. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MOTOKO RICH Tags: Olympic Games (2018) Norovirus Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

Swiss skiers first athletes hit by norovirus at Games
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers are the first athletes confirmed to have been hit by a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Swiss Olympic team confirmed on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Olympics: Two Swiss freestyle skiers contract norovirus - Swiss team
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Two Swiss freestyle skiers have contracted the norovirus, the Swiss team said on Friday, becoming the first confirmed cases among athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Winter vomiting bug continues to wreak havoc on NHS
NHS England statistics show 5,718 beds were closed because of norovirus or diarrhoea and vomiting in hospitals across the country last week - an average of 817 each day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organizers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus Emerges As A Tough Competitor At The 2018 Winter Olympics
As of Thursday, 128 cases of norovirus have occurred at the Winter Olympics. Will vomiting and diarrhea affect Olympic competition? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Olympics: Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea had been confirmed at the Games, bringing the total to 139. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus: How to protect yourself at the Olympics or at home
As the Winter Olympic Games officially began in South Korea on Friday, a nasty shadow was hanging over the friendly competition and expressions of goodwill -- in the form of the highly contagious norovirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus Is Spreading Like Crazy at the 2018 Winter Olympics
The number of people affected by Norovirus at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics has more than doubled in just two days, reaching a total of 86, according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). So far, no athletes have been affected by the highly contagious virus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Norovirus hit PyeongChang days before the 2018 Winter Olympics began, with 32 cases reported on Tuesday. Olympic organizers quarantined around 1,200 security staff when the virus first broke out, calling in military personnel to replace them. According to The New York Times, new cases of Norovirus have...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized olympics 2018 onetime Source Type: news

Olympics: IOC discussing norovirus outbreak, more cases reported
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the Winter Games, a Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Norovirus Infections at Olympics in S. Korea
An investigation into the outbreak began after 41 security guards developed diarrhea and vomiting. Food and water sources were being inspected at a mountainside facility in Pyeongchang, where the guards were staying, the Associated Press reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus Outbreak Worsens at Olympics Though Athletes Unaffected Norovirus Outbreak Worsens at Olympics Though Athletes Unaffected
The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86, though athletes remain unaffected, the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Winter Olympics' Site
Korean health officials announced the virus had infected dozens more as well. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Norovirus Infections at Olympics in South Korea
THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 -- With the Winter Olympics set to start Friday, South Korean officials are scrambling to find the source of a nasty stomach infection called norovirus that has sickened 128 people so far. South Korean health officials said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Norovirus Cases at Olympics More than Double, Moving Beyond Security Staff
The number of cases has risen to 86, and the virus may be traveling quickly across other Olympic areas. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMY QIN Tags: Norovirus Food Contamination and Poisoning Viruses Olympic Games Olympic Games (2018) Epidemics Hygiene and Cleanliness Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak worsens though athletes unaffected
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The number of people struck down by a virus causing vomiting and diarrhoea at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has more than doubled to 86, though athletes remain unaffected, the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WATCH: What exactly is the 'stomach flu?'
Norovirus, sometimes referred to as "the stomach flu" or "food poisoning," causes gastroenteritis or inflammation of the stomach and intestines. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Norovirus fears send Olympics officials scrambling, forcing 1,200 to stay in rooms
Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not because of anything related to North Korea and national security, but in an attempt to arrest the spread of norovirus at the Pyeongchang Games. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Norovirus Sidelines Security Staff at Pyeongchang Olympics
Dozens have fallen ill and at least 1,200 people are being tested for the highly contagious norovirus ahead of the start of the Winter Games. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MEGAN SPECIA and DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Olympic Games (2018) Norovirus Athletics and Sports Pyeongchang (South Korea) Source Type: news

A Norovirus Outbreak Hit the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Here ’s What You Need to Know
Norovirus has hit the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, just days before the 2018 Games begin. Dozens of security guards have been infected, and hundreds more are being checked for signs of the contagious virus. Here’s what you need to know about norovirus and the Winter Olympics: How many people have norovrius at the PyeongChang Olympics? Thirty-two security guards who are part of a private security group at the PyeongChang Olympics are infected with the norovirus as of Tuesday, according to the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG). Lab tests confirmed the infections and all are currently under ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park/PyeongChang, South Korea Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease norovirus olympics 2018 Source Type: news

Winter Olympics: Soldiers replace security staff after norovirus outbreak
More than a thousand private guards are withdrawn at Pyeongchang as 41 suffer vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 1K Olympic security staff isolated over illness
Chairman of Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee says about 1,200 being tested for norovirus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus warning: Spike in winter vomiting bug putting pressure on NHS
A HUGE spike in norovirus cases has heaped more pressure on overstretched hospitals, latest figures reveal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Sharp increase' in cases of the winter vomiting bug
NHS England data released today revealed 5,194 beds were closed in hospitals across the country because of norovirus or diarrhoea and vomiting last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news