Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, research shows
(University of East Anglia) The rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers focused on influenza, monkeypox and norovirus across two studies -- but they say their findings could also be useful for dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

200 sick after norovirus outbreak at casino
The outbreak has prompted an investigation by state health officials. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA Tells Purell Maker to Stop Making False Claims
The agency warned Gojo Industries that unsubstantiated claims that Purell can help prevent illnesses such as the flu, Ebola virus, norovirus and the MRSA superbug violate federal laws, The New York Times reported Tuesday. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns Purell to Stop Claiming It Can Prevent Ebola or Flu
The Food and Drug Administration told the maker of Purell hand sanitizers to discontinue marketing campaigns that the agency complained also included claims for avoiding illness from other viruses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Purell Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Influenza Norovirus Ebola Virus Gojo Industries Inc Food and Drug Administration Hygiene and Cleanliness your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

FDA Warns Purell To Stop Making Unproven Claims About Hand Sanitizers
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is giving the maker of Purell products a stern warning: Stop making unproven claims that over-the-counter hand sanitizers help eliminate Ebola, MRSA or the flu. In a “warning letter” to Purell’s parent, Gojo Industries, the agency called out the company for making numerous marketing claims that potentially position its sanitizing products as a pharmaceutical drug rather than an over-the-counter topical antiseptic. The letter from the agency’s director of compliance cited numerous examples of what the FDA says are unproven claims for Purell products m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Hand Sanitizer Source Type: news

170 people sickened at Yosemite National Park after likely norovirus outbreak
About 170 people who've gone to Yosemite National Park this month are suffering from gastrointestinal illness, including visitors and employees. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

170 Sick In Yosemite, It Looks Like Norovirus
When they say that Yosemite is a sick place to go, this is not what they usually mean. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Yosemite National Park says 170 people ill in possible norovirus outbreak
Some 170 people who have spent time in Yosemite National Park in recent weeks have suffered from a gastrointestinal ailment "consistent with norovirus" and two have been diagnosed with the illness, park officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus
Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses that officials say are consistent with norovirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

2 cases of norovirus confirmed at Yosemite National Park
"Most of the cases occurred on and around the first week of January 2020 ..." park officials said. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hospitals are FULLER than they have been all winter amid a surge in cases of norovirus
NHS statistics for England showed 95.1 per cent of all hospital beds were full last week, which is the second highest figure for the past three years - having fewer than 92 per cent full is the health service target. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get ahead of norovirus season
One of the most contagious viruses there is, norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, is spread so easily that a pea-sized amount could infect the world's population. And it could be coming your way. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak: Almost 3,000 cases reported in England - symptoms to look out for
NOROVIRUS has been causing havoc across much of the UK this winter, and the latest report has revealed the number of cases in the second half of 2019 is almost a quarter higher compared to the average for the same period over the last five years. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Betrayed by bile: bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells
(Baylor College of Medicine) Human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and acute diarrhea around the world, infect cells of the small intestine by piggybacking on a normal cellular process called endocytosis that cells use to acquire materials from their environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Social media campaign around norovirus, the winter vomiting bug
The campaign is designed to help people avoid catching the bug if possible, and recognise and deal with the symptoms of norovirus at home if they are unlucky enough to get infected. Hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week due to norovirus. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Possible Norovirus Outbreak, Over A 100 Sick, Shuts Down Seattle School
Stay in school, kids. Except, of course, when there is projectile vomiting. And a suspected norovirus outbreak. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Possible Norovirus Outbreak, Over 100 Sick, Shuts Down Seattle School
Stay in school, kids. Except, of course, when there is projectile vomiting. And a suspected norovirus outbreak. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Wisconsin school closes after 30% of students call out sick with norovirus
The 'winter vomiting bug' has struck Johnson Creek Elementary School hard this season. After 68 students - or 30% of the entire school - called out on Thursday, officials closed it for deep cleaning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chipotle has nurses to ensure workers are sick, not hungover
Restaurant chain's CEO touts improved-safety practices after health scares including a norovirus outbreak in 2017 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus latest update: NHS just issued urgent advice to stop spread winter vomiting bug
THE NHS has been forced to close more than a thousand hospital beds in the past week because of norovirus and has now issued urgent advice to stop spread the winter vomiting bug. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus forces hospitals to close more than 1100 beds in a week
NHS chiefs concerned as cases 28% higher than average for past five years Related items fromOnMedica Put community services at heart of improving care in 10-year plan, NHS chiefs urged Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Nearly all pre-school jab uptake targets missed in England Antibiotic resistance still rising in England, latest monitoring data show Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Winter vomiting bug closes 1,100 hospital beds
The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Norovirus symptoms: How the winter bug is spread - how long are you contagious?
NOROVIRUS is a nasty bug which circulates during the winter months in the UK, causing debilitating symptoms for days on end. How does norovirus spread, and how long are people contagious from the bug? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds in England
Don't go to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have gone, NHS bosses say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus closes 1,100 hospital beds as flu arrives early
Hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week because of norovirus — almost double the number than during the same period last year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Norovirus symptoms: Expert offers advice on how to speed up your recovery if taken ill
NOROVIRUS has caused widespread outbreaks and the result of the bug has resulted in many schools and hospitals closing. Norovirus is often referred to as the ‘winter sickness bug’ and these are five ways to help speed up recovery if you are struck down. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus symptoms: Do you have food poisoning or the winter vomiting bug? How to tell
NOROVIRUS has been causing outbreaks across the UK resulting in school and hospital ward closures. The illness causes similar symptoms to those of food poisoning, so how do you know which one you have? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus warning: The drink that could give you the highly-contagious winter vomiting bug
NOROVIRUS, also known as the winter vomiting bug, can be spread by eating food that ’s been prepared or handled by someone with the virus. One drink experts have warned to be particularly wary of is homemade smoothies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools and hospitals forced to shut after hundreds of pupils and patients stuck down by norovirus 
Howden School in Goole and Parkside School in Bradford (pictured) have had to close this week because of outbreaks of an illness believed to be norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak mapped: Where has the winter vomiting bug spread to in the UK?
NOROVIRUS has caused outbreaks across many parts of the UK, resulting in school and hospital closures. So where has the winter vomiting bug spread so far, and what can people do to stop the spread of the virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbes alter characteristics of norovirus infection
(Washington University School of Medicine) The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, schools and day care centers. There are no treatments for this intestinal virus. A new study led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that gut microbes can tamp down or boost the severity of norovirus infection based on where along the intestine the virus takes hold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak latest: 60 schools in England hit by winter vomiting bug
NOROVIRUS outbreaks have been reported up and down the UK resulting in dozens of school and hospital closure. A new report reveals around 60 schools in the North of England have had pupils and staff off sick. Is the winter vomiting bug set to spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus Outbreak Shuts Down 46 Colorado Schools, Is It Norovirus?
When the virus may be norovirus, you can ’t just ignore-a-virus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

School district shuts down amid possible norovirus outbreak
A fast-moving outbreak of a highly-contagious virus has sickened hundreds in Colorado. It prompted officials to close an entire school district of about 22,000 students. Omar Villafranca reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School district shuts down amid possible norovirus outbreak
Hundreds of students and teachers have fallen ill (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspected norovirus outbreak closes 46 Colorado schools
Thousands of students in Colorado are out of school because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak: 60 schools in England hit by winter vomiting bug - will it spread?
NOROVIRUS outbreaks have been reported up and down the UK resulting in dozens of school and hospital closure. A new report reveals around 60 schools in the North of England have had pupils and staff off sick. Is the winter vomiting bug set to spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus warning as winter vomiting bug rates are 26% higher than average
Public Health England statistics showed there were 336 reports of the vomiting bug in England and Wales and 18 hospital outbreaks which led to wards being closed to stop the illness spreading. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak: The one thing the NHS wants you to do to avoid catching the bug
NOROVIRUS, also known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’ is wrecking havoc across many parts of the UK, resulting in school and hospital closures. To avoid catching its unpleasant symptoms, the NHS is urging people do one important thing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cruise line customers' responses to risk and crisis communication messages: an application of the risk perception attitude framework - Liu-Lastres B, Schroeder A, Pennington-Gray L.
This study used norovirus infections as the context and the Risk Perception Attitude ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Norovirus symptoms: Six signs you’ve caught the winter vomiting bug outbreak
NOROVIRUS, also nicknamed the “winter vomiting bug”, is causing havoc across many parts of the UK. The illness is incredible contagious, so what are the symptoms to look out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Give me the calcium!' Tulane virus takes over cellular calcium signaling to replicate
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers uncover the first piece of functional evidence suggesting that Tulane virus and human norovirus use viroporins to control cellular calcium signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norovirus breakout map: Norovirus spreads across UK - is YOUR area a hotspot?
NOROVIRUS becomes a public health concern one again as the UK edges closer to winter this year when cases the vomiting bug start to increase. Where are the norovirus hotspots in the UK? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus could spread through SHOPPING TROLLEYS, NHS staff warn
A matron at Swansea Bay University Health Board said people can catch norovirus from surfaces in busy areas like supermarkets and should wash their hands with soap and water to avoid it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak spreads: UK hit by highly contagious vomiting bug - spotting symptoms
NOROVIRUS, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is causing havoc across many parts of the UK with outbreaks leading to school and hospital ward closures. Which parts of the UK have been hit, how can you spot symptoms and what ’s the best form of treatment? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak: Hundreds of people struck down with winter vomiting bug - the symptoms
NOROVIRUS warnings have been issued after suspected outbreaks at a school and hospitals. What are the symptoms of the illness, how long does it last, and how can it be treated? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus warning: NHS urges people with these symptoms to stay at home and avoid hospital
NOROVIRUS, also known as the winter vomiting bug, is highly infectious. With the winter months fast approaching, the NHS has urged people to stay at home if they are experiencing associated symptoms - what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Using a smartphone to detect a highly contagious virus
'You don ’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to run the device,' say the researchers who created an innovative method to detect norovirus. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

Is Norovirus In The Water? Can A Smartphone Test Help?
Norovirus has appeared in wide range of water sources including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, and mineral water. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Using a Smartphone to Detect Norovirus
A little bit of norovirus - the highly infectious microbe that causes about 20 million cases of food poisoning in the United States each year - goes a long way. Just 10 particles of the virus can cause illness in humans. A team of University of Arizona researchers has created a simple, portable and inexpensive method for detecting extremely low levels of norovirus. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news