Lumen Bioscience names chief medical officer after $16M Series B
Seattle-based Lumen Bioscience hired a chief medical officer from outside the Puget Sound region after recording a $16 million Series B earlier this month. The biotech announced last week that it’s brought on Mike Spirgarelli, who will be leading the company’s clinical development operations. To date, Lumen has raised $68 million between equity and non-dilutive investments to support its three clinical programs for C. difficile, norovirus and t raveler’s diarrhea. Lumen’s lead candidate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Lumen Bioscience names chief medical officer after $16M Series B
Seattle-based Lumen Bioscience hired a chief medical officer from outside the Puget Sound region after recording a $16 million Series B earlier this month. The biotech announced last week that it’s brought on Mike Spirgarelli, who will be leading the company’s clinical development operations. To date, Lumen has raised $68 million between equity and non-dilutive investments to support its three clinical programs for C. difficile, norovirus and t raveler’s diarrhea. Lumen’s lead candidate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Human norovirus strains differ in sensitivity to the body's first line of defense
(Baylor College of Medicine) Human norovirus strains differ in sensitivity to interferon, one of the body's first line of defense. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Characterizing Norovirus Transmission From Outbreak Data Characterizing Norovirus Transmission From Outbreak Data
What can outbreak data tell us about the transmission patterns of norovirus outbreaks?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Could Threaten Firefighters as Wildfire Season Ramps Up
Jon Paul was leery entering his first wildfire camp of the year late last month to fight three lightning-caused fires scorching parts of a Northern California forest that hadn’t burned in 40 years. The 54-year-old engine captain from southern Oregon knew from experience that these crowded, grimy camps can be breeding grounds for norovirus and a respiratory illness that firefighters call the “camp crud” in a normal year. He wondered what COVID-19 would do in the tent cities where hundreds of men and women eat, sleep, wash and spend their downtime between shifts. Paul thought about his immunocompromised wif...
Source: TIME: Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Volz / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Could Threaten Firefighters as Wildfire Season Ramps Up
Jon Paul was leery entering his first wildfire camp of the year late last month to fight three lightning-caused fires scorching parts of a Northern California forest that hadn’t burned in 40 years. The 54-year-old engine captain from southern Oregon knew from experience that these crowded, grimy camps can be breeding grounds for norovirus and a respiratory illness that firefighters call the “camp crud” in a normal year. He wondered what COVID-19 would do in the tent cities where hundreds of men and women eat, sleep, wash and spend their downtime between shifts. Paul thought about his immunocompromised wif...
Source: TIME: Science - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matt Volz / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How adding green tea extract to prepared foods may reduce the risk for norovirus
(Ohio State University) Infusing prepared foods with an edible coating that contains green tea extract may lower consumers' chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus by eating contaminated food, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multiscale model for the optimal design of pedestrian queues to mitigate infectious disease spread - Derjany P, Namilae S, Liu D, Srinivasan A.
There is direct evidence for the spread of infectious diseases such as influenza, SARS, measles, and norovirus in locations where large groups of people gather at high densities e.g. theme parks, airports, etc. The mixing of susceptible and infectious indi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

Flush Carefully: Study Suggests Coronavirus Could Spread In Spray From Toilet
(CNN) — Here’s a good reason to put the lid down before you flush: a new computer modeling study shows how a flushing toilet can send a cloud of little particles containing fecal matter into the air — fecal matter that could carry coronavirus. Doctors have shown that coronavirus can live and replicate in the digestive system, and evidence of the virus has been found in human waste. It’s considered a possible route of transmission. Now a team at Yangzhou University in China has used computer modeling to show how the water from a flushed toilet could spray up into the air — as high as three feet...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreaks Associated With Frozen Berries Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreaks Associated With Frozen Berries
Outbreaks of norovirus on multiple cruise ships belonging to a single cruise line were traced back to frozen berries obtained in China.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Yonder: domestic violence, norovirus, palliative care referrals, and quarantine adherence - Rashid A.
The United Nations Secretary-General Ant ónio Guterres recently warned of a 'horrifying global surge' in domestic violence and abuse (DVA) during the pandemic lockdown period and urged governments to step up efforts to prevent violence against women.1 Worl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Outbreak of Norovirus Illness Among Wildfire Evacuation Shelter Populations --- Butte and Glenn Counties, California, November 2018
This report describes norovirus outbreaks in eight out of nine emergency shelters that housed people fleeing from California's Camp Fire in 2018. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 21, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Norovirus Infection Wildfires Source Type: news

Coronavirus Precautions: Experts Say No Need To Wipe Down Groceries, But Wash Hands
(CNN) — Has wiping down your groceries and take-out food become part of your coronavirus survival kit? It might be time to reconsider, experts say, especially if that extra effort is adding to your daily stress. Even the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is re-emphasizing there’s no real risk of getting the virus that causes Covid-19 that way. ICYMI: FDA has heard your concerns about shopping for #food safely. We want to assure you there is currently NO evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the #COVID19 . More food shopping info here: https://t.co/D0g6HSCN...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Multiple Cruise Ship Outbreaks of Norovirus Associated with Frozen Fruits and Berries --- United States, 2019
This investigation highlights the importance of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) surveillance at sea to identify contaminated foods at sea not yet implicated on land and to prevent transmission of AGE illness through U.S. ports. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Foodborne Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Norovirus Infection Source Type: news

Chipotle Mexican Grill Agrees to Pay $25 Million Fine to Resolve Charges Stemming from More Than 1,100 Cases of Foodborne Illness
FDA OCI, Chipotle, $25 million, food safety, foodborne illness, compliance, adulterated food, Newport Beach CA, DPA, deferred prosecution agreement, norovirus, food safety protocols, failure to follow, Boston MA, Powell OH, c. perfringens, audits, training, criminal information (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Chipotle to pay $25M to settle charges linked to norovirus outbreaks
The $25 million criminal fine is the largest ever in a food safety case. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact Approaches to Fighting Wildfires
(BOISE, Idaho) — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time. Wildfires have already broken out in Texas and Florida, and agencies are scrambling to finish plans for a new approach. They are considering waivers for some training requirements to previously-certified crew members, and moving some training online. Other proposals include limiting fire engines to a driver and one passenger, requiring other crew members to ride i...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: REBECCA BOONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Environment News Desk wire Source Type: news

The architecture of a 'shape-shifting' norovirus
(University of Leeds) Every picture tells a story... none more so than this detailed visualisation of a strain of the norovirus. Created from 13,000 separate images taken by an electron microscope, it reveals in rich detail the structure of the virus. It shows bump-like protrusions on the outside of the virus capsid, the protein shell that holds the genome of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

His Immune System Went Out of Whack. The Usual Treatment Didn ’t Work. Why?
A 61-year-old man lost more than 25 pounds in a matter of a few months and was not responding to treatment. The doctor was stumped. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Immune System Stem Cells Cancer Norovirus Vanderbilt University Medical Center Clinical Infectious Diseases (Journal) Source Type: news

‘There Has to Be a Plan.’ For Relatives of Nursing Home Residents, Anger and Worry as the Coronavirus Spreads
Kevin Connolly says his father-in-law credits the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington with “giving him his life back.” It’s where he recovered from hospice care, flirted with nurses and enjoyed eating chicken pot pie. But now, it’s where Connolly worries the 81-year-old will die because of what he says has been a bungled response to the coronavirus outbreak that has devastated the nursing home facility, which is linked to at least 13 of the 19 coronavirus deaths that had been reported in the U.S. as of Sunday morning. “I can no longer sit around and wait for a phone call to tell me my lo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized coronavirus COVID-19 elder care nursing homes Source Type: news

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