Norovirus

Measles And Infants; Detecting Norovirus: It's Podmed Double T!

]]>(MedPage Today) -- PodMed Double T is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El...
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By The Second Trimester, Long Before A Baby’s Eyes Can See Images, They Can Detect Light. But...

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, schools and day care centers. Each year, it is responsible for some 200,000...
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Gut Microbes Alter Characteristics Of Norovirus Infection

The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, schools and day care centers. Each year, it is responsible for some 200,000...
Related topics: Diarrhea, Nursing

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School Officials In Colorado Aim To Stop A Fast-moving Outbreak

Health investigators in the state suspect norovirus is responsible for hundreds of cases of a gastrointestinal illness. One school district has already closed, and another may soon follow.

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6 Foods You Should Never Eat On A Cruise

Cruises may sound like fun, but unfortunately, it's not always smooth sailing for vacationers. Because of the close quarters, it's easy for illnesses (like Norovirus) to spread because of the close quarters of sea life.Read more...

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'give Me The Calcium!' Tulane Virus Takes Over Cellular Calcium Signaling To Replicate

Researchers uncover the first piece of functional evidence suggesting that Tulane virus and human norovirus use viroporins to control cellular calcium signaling.
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6 Foods You Should Never Eat On A Cruise

Cruises may sound like fun, but unfortunately, it's not always smooth sailing for vacationers. Because of the close quarters, it's easy for illnesses (like Norovirus) to spread. The CDC even has "Vessel Sanitation Programs" in place to help minimize...
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Norovirus Smartphone: Using Megapixels And Microfluidics To Fight The Other Kind Of Virus Infection

Chances are pretty good that at some time in your life, you’ve crossed paths with a norovirus. And chances are that you remember the encounter vividly, or at least its aftermath. I recall a run-in with the bug one Christmas, when my parents...
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A Speedy Test For Norovirus Could Help Water Supplies Check For Contamination

Flooding from storms can sometimes lead to contamination from sewage in the drinking water supply. Scientists are trying to develop a quicker test for one troublesome contaminant: norovirus.(Image credit: Rehan Hasan / EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm)

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Health Tip: Preventing Norovirus

-- Norovirus is the most common cause of foodborne diarrhea and vomiting, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those with norovirus may feel sick for several days before getting better. To help prevent norovirus, the CDC...
Related topics: Diarrhea, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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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...
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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.
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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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