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By Robert On Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Rubella case counts in Japan and Poland continue to rise

The number of rubella (German measles) cases in both Japan and Poland continue to climb as the latest numbers were released Wednesday. Image/CIA As of August 21, 2013, 13,747 rubella cases have been reported in More...

By Robert On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
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Michigan health officials say ‘Tough Mudder’ norovirus outbreak likely due to infected participant

In a follow up to a story last month, epidemiologists with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) say that conclusions from the investigation into the norovirus outbreak, in which some 200 people were More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
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Norovirus outbreak sickens dozens in Victoria nursing home, may have contributed to nine deaths

An outbreak of the gastrointestinal disease, norovirus, has been confirmed in a Victoria nursing home that resulted in scores of patients and staff becoming ill since July 11, according to the Vancouver Island More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

San Juan County boy is first human West Nile virus case in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that a 13-year-old boy from San Juan County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus (WNV) infection, he is the first human case of the mosquito borne viral disease More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Rubella cases continue to climb in Japan and Poland

Two countries on opposite sides of the globe continue their battle with the vaccine-preventable viral infection, rubella, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Image/CIA The More...

By Robert On Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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Norovirus outbreaks result in 120 ill in Washington State

Scores of people have been sickened with the gastrointestinal illness, norovirus, in Whatcom County, Washington, according to health officials. Bellingham Families reports that the illnesses took place in three More...

By Robert On Friday, July 5th, 2013

Michigan health officials confirm ‘Tough Mudder’ outbreak caused by norovirus

In a follow-up to a story Wednesday, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Bureau of Laboratories confirmed that the gastrointestinal outbreak involving both participants and spectators of the 2013 More...

By Robert On Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Dozens sickened at Michigan Tough Mudder, norovirus suspected

The Lenawee County Health Department (LCHD) has received numerous reports of gastrointestinal illness (abdominal cramping, fever, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting) from people who attended the Tough More...

By Robert On Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Norovirus outbreak expands in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, at least 200 people sickened

In a follow up to a story last week, the norovirus outbreak that struck 30 Yellowstone National Park employees on June 7, has grown to some 200 people from Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and areas More...

By Robert On Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Japan’s rubella outbreak exceeds 10,000 cases

The rubella oubreak in Japan has eclipsed the 10,000 case mark this month, making it nearly five times the number of cases reported in all of 2012, according to a Japan Times report. Image/CIA According to the  National More...

By Robert On Friday, June 14th, 2013

Yellowstone employees stricken with norovirus, isolated to Mammoth Hot Springs

An outbreak of the gastrointestinal virus that sickened some 30 Yellowstone National Park employees has been confirmed as norovirus, according to a Jackson Hole News and Guide report Friday. Norovirus Image/CDC The More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 8th, 2013
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Nantucket Grill in Chapel Hill linked to norovirus outbreak that sickened dozens

Health officials say that at least 41 people were sickened by the gastrointestinal virus after eating at the Nantucket Grill or attending an event catered by the Chapel Hill restaurant, according to ABC affiliate WTVD More...

By Robert On Friday, May 31st, 2013

Nestle to open more than 20 new labs to study food-borne pathogens

Switzerland-based, Nestle SA,  announced Thursday the opening of more than 20 advanced research laboratories to study food-borne pathogens that are harmful to human health, according to a press release May 30. Norovirus More...

By Robert On Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Suspected norovirus outbreak on Crystal Cruises ‘Crystal Symphony’ sickens nearly 150

Luxury cruise  line, Crystal Cruises’ latest voyage on the “Crystal Symphony” was struck with an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness of unknown etiology as it embarked in Los Angeles on Monday. Norovirus More...

By Robert On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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‘Dancing with the Runs’: Norovirus outbreak hits Saskatchewan dance competition

An  outbreak of the gastrointestinal virus, norovirus, hit a dance competition at the TCU Place in Saskatoon, sickening hundreds of competitors, according to a CTV News report Friday.   Norovirus Image/CDC Officials More...

By Robert On Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Montana reports double the number of norovirus outbreaks so far this year

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) says the number of outbreaks reported so far in 2013 is double the typical year, according to a DPHHS news release yesterday. Since the beginning More...

By Robert On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Hepatitis A outbreak in northern Europe likely due to contaminated frozen berries: ECDC

A multicountry hepatitis A outbreak that has affected dozens in the Nordic countries of northern Europe is likely due to frozen berries, according to a European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) More...

By Robert On Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Norovirus tops rotavirus as leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in American children

The “stomach flu”,  norovirus was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits for 2009 and 2010 in the United States, making it the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in US More...

By Robert On Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Cunard cruise lines, Queen Elizabeth, is the third norovirus outbreak in March

At least 84 passengers were stricken with norovirus during a 36 day cruise to the South Pacific on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, according to a KTLA.com report Tuesday. Norovirus Image/CDC Cunard, the cruise ship More...

By Robert On Friday, March 8th, 2013

Norovirus sickens scores on Royal Caribbean’s ‘Vision of the Seas’

An outbreak of the nasty, gastrointestinal disease has struck passengers and crew of  Royal Caribbean’s ‘Vision of the Seas’ upon returning to Port Everglades today, according to a WPTV.com report More...

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