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By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Disney Wonder: CDC reports additional cases in gastrointestinal outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vessel Sanitation Program reported a gastrointestinal outbreak onboard the Disney Cruise Line ship, Disney Wonder, on Friday and at the time, 97 cases More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 4th, 2015
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Simi Valley Chipotle employees test positive for norovirus

The investigation into the illnesses that sickened nearly 100 (80 customers and 18 employees) at a Southern California Chipotle restaurant two weeks ago has gone into a more solid direction as Ventura County officials More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Johns Hopkins study: New UV Light Decontamination System effective against MRSA, HIV, C Diff, others

Spectra254, a developer of high-power, easy-to-use, affordable UVC light decontamination systems, has released a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine that reports that Spectra254’s Spectra 1000 Series of UV More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
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Idaho: Norovirus identified in Eagle Island State Park outbreak, over 100 sickened

The cause of the outbreak of more than 100 cases of vomiting and diarrhea earlier this week at Eagle Island State Park, 8 miles west of Boise, has been identified as norovirus, according to The Central District More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Norovirus accounts for 18 percent of all cases of acute gastroenteritis worldwide: Study

New research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases today shows that norovirus is associated with almost a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis globally. The paper authored by scientists from the US More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, June 7th, 2014
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Restaurant association releases statement in response to CDC norovirus report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Vital Signs report this week stating that most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, CDC director Dr. Tom Friedan More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Norovirus: Enforcing food safety practices is key to prevention

PRESS RELEASE Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Suspected norovirus strikes CDC office, dozens sickened

An gastrointestinal outbreak has sickened dozens of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) employees  this week, prompting a call to local health officials, according to a AJC.com report today. The employees, More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Norovirus sickened more than 100 at the Royal Hawaiian hotel

An outbreak of the very contagious viral disease, norovirus, spread through the Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki last Saturday, according to a KITV 4 report. The outbreak of the gastrointestinal bug has infected More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Cal Poly: More than two dozen sickened with norovirus, most attended country music festival

More than two dozen Cal Poly students were stricken with symptoms of norovirus, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea, last week, prompting school health officials to urge students about effective handwashing and good More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
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Norovirus confirmed in Vail outbreak

An gastrointestinal outbreak that affected at least seven attendees of the Colorado Future Business Leaders of America conference in Vail earlier in the week, has been confirmed to be norovirus. Norovirus Image/CDC The More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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Royal Caribbean’s ‘Grandeur of the Seas’ reports consecutive outbreaks in last two voyages

For the second time in two weeks, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s vessel, Grandeur of the Seas has been struck with a gastrointestinal outbreak affecting both passengers and crew. Norovirus Image/CDC During More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Princess Cruises ‘Crown Princess’ outbreak tops 150

The suspected norovirus outbreak on board the Princess Cruises’ vessel, the Crown Princess, has grown to 152 individuals ill with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Centers for Disease Control More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Crown Princess reports over 100 sickened with likely norovirus

In an update to a report yesterday, the suspected norovirus outbreak on the Princess Cruises vessel, the Crown Princess has grown, according to the latest update from the company. NorovirusImage/CDC According to More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 10th, 2014
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Norovirus confirmed as cause of recent Las Vegas outbreak

Health officials in Las Vegas, Nevada say that the gastrointestinal bug, norovirus has been confirmed as the cause of a recent outbreak in the area and is investigating reports of increased GI illness in the city. NorovirusImage/CDC Southern More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Princess Cruises: Suspected norovirus outbreak on the ‘Crown Princess’ sickens 83

A weeklong California Coast cruise has been hit by a suspected norovirus outbreak, according to Princess Cruises. In a statement from Princess Cruises Manager of Media Relations, Public Relations, Karen Candy says More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Wild Chef outbreak: Norovirus confirmed, restaurant reopened

In a follow-up to a story last week, the outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that, according to the most recent reported numbers, sickened 300 patrons at a Michigan restaurant has been confirmed as norovirus, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Suspected norovirus outbreak linked to Wild Chef Japanese Steakhouse Grill and Bar, more than 100 sickened

The increase of gastrointestinal illness in Ottawa County, Michigan has been linked to a Holland Township Japanese steakhouse, according to health officials today. Norovirus Image/CDC To date, Ottawa County health More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014
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University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown cancels all in-door social events due to suspected norovirus outbreak

Several University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students have reported an illness–with the symptoms of  fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and general abdominal discomfort, to campus Health Services More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, March 28th, 2014
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CDC to assess possible norovirus outbreak on Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam

In a follow-up to a story 10 days ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) will be investigating a gastrointestinal outbreak on board Holland America Line’s MS More...


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