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By Robert On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Vancouver area restaurant, Billygan’s Roadhouse, closed due to possible norovirus

Clark County health officials closed a Salmon Creek restaurant Friday after nearly two dozen patron fell ill  after eating there, according to a koinlocal6.com report Friday. Image/kgw.com video screen shot Clark More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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New Jersey reports an increase in norovirus outbreaks, Princeton University experiences another outbreak

With norovirus outbreaks sweeping across the United States, New Jersey is also being hit hard by the gastrointestinal virus this season, according to a New Jersey Department of Health news release today. Norovirus More...

By Robert On Thursday, January 24th, 2013
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New norovirus strain, Sydney 2012, number one cause of recent outbreaks in U.S.

The new norovirus strain, first detected in Australia last March, known as GII.4 Sydney, was implicated as the number one cause of norovirus outbreaks in the United States during the last quarter of 2012,according More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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New norovirus strain, Sydney 2012, may be linked to increased activity

Norovirus Image/CDC In late 2012, the increased incidences of outbreaks of norovirus were seen in several countries, particularly the United Kingdom (UK) and Japan among other nations. A recent Eurosurveillance More...

By Robert On Monday, January 7th, 2013
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Wyoming health officials officially link 306 norovirus cases with the Casper Golden Corral

Norovirus Image/CDC In a follow-up to a story from Dec. 13, health officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department say they have officially linked 306 norovirus cases with the Golden Corral restaurant More...

By Robert On Saturday, January 5th, 2013
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Maine CDC issues norovirus advisory

Norovirus Image/CDC The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a norovirus advisory for the state in light of at least 16 outbreaks reported in the past two months, according to a Maine CDC More...

By Robert On Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
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Yokohama Denentoshi Hospital norovirus outbreak sickens at least 112, four dead

Image/CIA Norovirus has been seen at record levels in Japan this year with activity this year closing in on 2006 record levels of the gastrointestinal illness. The outbreak at  Yokohama Denentoshi Hospital has More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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Britain: More than 1 million sickened with norovirus

Norovirus Image/CDC The British Health Protection Agency (HPA) reported the latest figures on norovirus in the country, which show that the number of confirmed cases in 2012 is 83 percent higher than in 2011, according More...

By Robert On Friday, December 28th, 2012
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Cunard Cruise Line’s ‘Queen Mary 2’ struck with likely norovirus, 205 reported ill

RMS Queen Mary 2Public domain image/Malis via Wikimedia Commons In what appears to be the third cruise ship to be hit with a gastrointestinal illness outbreak, likely norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 27th, 2012
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CDC investigates outbreak that sickens nearly 200 aboard Princess Cruises ‘Emerald Princess’

Norovirus Image/CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program team will be boarding Princess Cruises’ “Emerald Princess” as it arrives in Ft. Lauderdale More...

By Robert On Friday, December 21st, 2012
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Minnesota health officials warn public: ‘Tis the season of norovirus’

Norovirus Image/CDC The Minnesota Department of Health is warning the public that the state is in the middle of norovirus season , and they are advising to take steps to prevent this rather unpleasant gastrointestinal disease, More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Norovirus strikes P&O Cruises ‘Oriana’, extent of outbreak varies depending on who you listen to

Norovirus Image/CDC A norovirus outbreak on a British-based cruise ship has drawn very mixed reports, from six passengers to 400, depending on the source. The outbreak on Southhamptom’s P&O Cruises ship More...

By Robert On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
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Wyoming health officials investigating an uptick in food poisoning cases possibly linked to Casper restaurant

Natrona County, WyomingImage/David Benbennick The Casper-Natrona County Health Department, in coordination with the Wyoming Department of Health are investigating an increase in intestinal illnesses, possibly More...

By Robert On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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Norovirus activity in England drops 28 percent in recent weeks: HPA

Norovirus Image/CDC The number of lab-confirmed norovirus cases in England have dropped by nearly a third during the two weeks ending December 2, according to a Health Protection Agency press release Dec. 12. During More...

By Robert On Friday, November 16th, 2012
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Norovirus suspected in Annapolis High School illnesses

190 students and staff from the Dearborn Heights, Michigan high school went home sick today after exhibiting symptoms of violent vomiting and diarrhea, according to a My Fox Detroit report. Image/Video Screen More...

By Robert On Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
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North Bridge House Preparatory School reopens today after norovirus outbreak

The London school was reopened for classes Monday after a three-day cleaning and sanitizing regimen was performed by contractors after the school was closed Friday after more than 200 pupils and staff were stricken More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 8th, 2012
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Cruise ship, Constellation, norovirus outbreak sickens at least 350

A Celebrity Cruises’ cruise ship has been delayed in Southhampton after 350 passengers came down with what is suspected to be norovirus, according to a BBC report. Image/Pjotr Mahhonin via Wikimedia Commons The More...

By Robert On Friday, October 26th, 2012
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Scottish County of East Renfrewshire warns public of Chinese strawberries

Weeks after a norovirus outbreak that sickened more than 11,000 German schoolchildren was linked to Chinese strawberries, East Renfrewshire Council in Scotland is advising the public  to check their freezers More...

By Robert On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Norovirus outbreak sickens 320 at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, CA

Approximately one-third of the students at an Oak Park, Ca. middle school have been absent from class after an outbreak with the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus, according to an NBC News report. Norovirus Image/CDC The More...

By Robert On Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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More than 8,000 German schoolchildren stricken with food poisoning, norovirus suspected

German health authorities say at least 8,300 children, along with some teachers,  have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhea after eating food from school canteens and daycare centers in eastern Germany. The viral More...


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