Norovirus

Keeping Down Norovirus In A Hospital Setting

(MedPage Today) -- Study examines strongest risk factors for hospital norovirus outbreaks
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Norovirus Fears Stir Recall Of Frozen Blackberries

FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 -- You may want to check any frozen blackberries or mixed berries you bought recently: A Georgia-based distributor is recalling products sold at Walmart and Save-A-Lot stores due to potential contamination with norovirus. In...

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Norovirus Structures Could Help Develop Treatments For Food Poisoning

Researchers have used cryo-EM and computational tools to reconstruct the shell structures of four different strains of human noroviruses. Deciphering this can help inform future vaccine developments against the virus.
Related topics: Food Poisoning, Poisoning, Medical Research, Vaccines, Virus, Virology

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Carnival Cruise Ships Keep Dumping Plastic Crap Into The Ocean

Cruise ships are floating norovirus delivery systems, yes, but they are also floating garbage disposals, spewing plastic crap straight into the ocean. Such, at least, is the case with the Carnival Corporation, who’ve been throwing pollutive waste...

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If You Have 'stomach Flu,' Chances Are It's Actually Norovirus: What You Should Know

norovirus, also called a stomach flu, is the most common form of foodborne illness in the U.S.
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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Going Viral: New Cells For Norovirus Production In The Lab

Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, a research team found that human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal epithelial cells allowed for efficient growth...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research

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Less Barf, More Bleach: How To Prevent Nasty Stomach Bugs This Winter

It can survive on surfaces for days, is tricky to kill, and is the source of most stomach bugs in America. It’s norovirus, and we’re headed into prime season. Here’s how to beat it.

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A Contagious Virus Is Infecting People At California Evacuation Shelters Amid The State's Most...

The norovirus, a contagious gastrointestinal illness, sickened at least 145 people at evacuation shelters for the Camp Fire in Northern California.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Over 600 Students In Utah Stayed Home From School Due To Norovirus Outbreak

More than 600 students attending public schools in Utah’s Alpine School District stayed home from school on Thursday, after receiving a letter warning them about a norovirus outbreak, according to multiple reports. The school district distributed...

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Morning Break: Deadly Dog Lick; Norovirus 'clustering'; Pharma Ad Misleads?

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Study Of Molecules From Breast Milk And Seaweed Suggests Strategies For Controlling Norovirus

New research from several universities in Germany, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests that it may be easier than anticipated to find a compound that could be used as a food supplement to stop the spread of norovirus in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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You’re Probably Not Washing Your Hands Right, Study Says

People fail to properly wash their hands while cooking 97% of the time, potentially opening them up to food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, norovirus and E. coli, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety...
Related topics: Medical Research, Salmonella

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Party Foul: Science Says Double-dipping Can Spread Herpes

Party-goers beware: Double-dipping can spread herpes, norovirus and streptococcus within a matter of minutes with even a small bit of the infected person’s saliva. Let’s all collectively be grossed out and take future precautions. Eww!...
Related topics: Herpes

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Canadian Raw Oysters Are Behind A Norovirus Outbreak In California

Raw Canadian oysters are likely behind a norovirus outbreak that has both Canadian and American health officials warning consumers to use caution. The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday said that approximately 100 people there have...

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Health Highlights: May 3, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Raw Oysters From British Columbia Linked to Norovirus Outbreaks Raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada have been linked to norovirus...

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We’ve Found The Cells Norovirus Targets—we Just Don’t Know What They Do

Enlarge / It's never a good day to be a lab mouse. (credit: Getty | Portland Press Herald ) Norovirus inflames the stomach and/or intestines and causes pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is super contagious and kills tens of thousands of...
Related topics: Diarrhea

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How Highly Contagious Norovirus Infection Gets Its Start

Researchers have shown, in mice, that norovirus infects a rare type of intestinal cell called a tuft cell. Noroviruses tucked inside tuft cells are effectively hidden from the immune system, which could explain why some people continue to shed virus...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Gross! Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

If you buy some new clothes and wear them right away, you may want to change your habits! Experts say new, unwashed clothing can harbor fecal germs, norovirus and bacteria.        
Related topics: Germs, Bacteria

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Royal Caribbean's Ceo Says Passengers Would Stop Getting Norovirus If They Would Just Wash Their...

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that has symptoms resembling those of food poisoning or the flu.  That makes a dense, enclosed space like a cruise ship the perfect environment for the illness to spread. Even if a cruise ship...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Food Poisoning, Poisoning, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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What You Might Not Realize About The Benefits Of Hand-washing

Norovirus is that awful ailment that can make you barf and suffer from diarrhea. A new study tries to figure out the best way to stop it.(Image credit: Jay Reed/NPR)
Related topics: Diarrhea, Medical Research

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