Tag: Norovirus

Norovirus Sickens Nearly 100 People At Woods Pond Beach In Maine

If you have norovirus, perhaps it’s a good idea not to go to the beach. Otherwise, you might sicken everyone you come into contact with, just like what happened at this beach in Maine.

Public Health July 23, 2018

Investigation On 500 Illnesses At Zip Line Destination Continues: Tennessee Department Of Health

What caused the outbreak of over 500 illnesses linked to a zip line destination in Tennessee? E. coli and norovirus are possible sources, but investigations are still ongoing to find the main source.

Public Health July 15, 2018

Cruise Ship Stops In Alaska Due To A Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak On-Board: CDC

A cruise ship bound for Alaska had an extended dock at Juneau because of over 70 reports of an outbreak that's causing diarrhea and vomiting among crew and guests. Is it a case of a norovirus outbreak?

Public Health June 24, 2018

FDA Warns About Raw Canadian Oysters Potentially Contaminated With Norovirus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Public health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection, warned against consumption of potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia.

Public Health May 3, 2018

Dozens Of Tourists In Washington D.C Hospitalized For Possible Food Poisoning

51 tourists were brought to the hospital after showing symptoms of norovirus. Some started to feel sick in New York but sought medical attention after checking in to their hotel in Washington D.C.

Public Health April 3, 2018

Restaurants Involved In Norovirus Outbreak Reopen: Are They Safe Now?

The Windjammer Restaurant and the Upper Deck Pub spent two full days sanitizing everything inside the restaurants following reports of a norovirus outbreak. Now, the sites have reopened.

Public Health March 26, 2018

Norovirus Outbreak Reported At 2 Vermont Restaurants, Over 50 Sickened

The Vermont Department of Health is conducting an investigation regarding a norovirus outbreak among 50 restaurant customers. What are some important things to know about the norovirus?

Public Health March 24, 2018

Contagious Stomach Bug Hits 2018 Winter Olympics In South Korea

The norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, infected security personnel hired for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Some 1,200 individuals are now quarantined to contain the spread of infection.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Norovirus Outbreak Plagues Dozens Of North Carolina State University Students: Watch Out For These Symptoms

North Carolina State University has been hit with a nasty norovirus outbreak, affecting approximately 60 students. Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

Public Health December 9, 2017

California County Reports Almost 1,000 Cases Of Norovirus In Schools: Details On The Outbreak So Far

Health experts urge parents to keep sick children at home as the norovirus outbreak in California now totals more than 950 confirmed cases. Thirty-two schools in Yolo County have reported norovirus infections, affecting both students and their teachers.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Chipotle Hires Former Critic Amid Efforts To Promote Food Safety

Chipotle's food safety 'dream team' includes a former critic. In their effort to safeguard products and patrons against health scares, the fast food chain recently hired a critic who previously scrutinized the company's response to its disease outbreak in 2015.

Public Health May 11, 2016

Norovirus Outbreak Hits Balmoral Cruise Ship, Sickens More Than 250 Passengers

The luxury cruise ship Balmoral has been hit by norovirus, sickening more than 250 passengers and eight crew members, health officials confirmed. Majority of the passengers were from the United Kingdom.

Public Health May 9, 2016

Norovirus Costs Over $60 Billion In Health Care And Lost Productivity Per Year

The combined costs for health care and productivity loss for norovirus exceeds $60 billion worldwide every year. A new study looks into norovirus' effects on the global economy.

Public Health April 27, 2016

Suspected Norovirus Sickens 28 University Of Minnesota Students

Suspected norovirus has sickened 28 students at the University of Minnesota. The people affected by the outbreak were residents of Frontier Hall dorm.

Life April 9, 2016

Chipotle Woos Customers By Rewarding Free Chips And Guacamole With New Game

Chipotle's new online game called Guac Hunter will offer customers a chance to get free chips and guacamole. It appears the restaurant, racked in recent months by foodborne illness outbreaks, is out to regain its lost customers.

Life March 22, 2016

Chipotle Bosses See Big Pay Cuts After Norovirus, E.coli Outbreaks

Coming on the heels of countless food-borne illness incidents, Mexican grill restaurant Chipotle has cut off the executive bonuses for its big bosses. In fact, the company’s co-CEOs saw their pays drop by half.

Business March 13, 2016

Chipotle Restaurant Voluntarily Closes Over Sick Workers

A Chipotle restaurant in Massachusetts branch had to shut down after four employees got sick. One of the workers tested positive for norovirus.

Life March 9, 2016

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 100 University Of Michigan Students

Health officials confirmed a norovirus outbreak that affected more than 100 students of the University of Michigan. This is considered another case of dreaded foodborne illnesses hitting U.S. schools and restaurants.

Life February 21, 2016

Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant Closed Over Fears Of Norovirus Outbreak After 50 Patrons Fall Ill

Health officials in Seattle are investigating a suspected norovirus outbreak at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant believed to sicken up to 50 people at a private party. The establishment has been ordered closed and thoroughly sanitized and disinfected in the meantime.

Life January 27, 2016

Chipotle Norovirus Cover-Up: Burrito Restaurant Tried To Hide Evidence, Lawsuit Claims

A lawsuit claims that Chipotle hid evidence of a norovirus outbreak in its Simi Valley branch. The restaurant allegedly covered up by replacing employees and cleaning the store before reporting to authorities.

Life January 22, 2016

Health Inspector Eats Lunch At Boston Chipotle Linked To Norovirus Outbreak To Prove Mexican Restaurant Is Clean

Boston health inspector William Christopher had lunch at Chipotle's Cleveland Circle restaurant after it reopened this week. The restaurant was linked to a norovirus outbreak that primarily affected Boston College students earlier this month.

Life December 30, 2015

Chipotle Boston Restaurant Linked To Norovirus Outbreak Cleared To Reopen

Health officials cleared Chipotle branch near Boston College for operations once again after being involved in a norovirus outbreak. The inspectors assured that the restaurant is now safe, with their chief saying he is going to have lunch there soon.

Life December 28, 2015

Norovirus Or Winter Vomiting Bug: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Cases of norovirus are increasing in California. To prevent the winter vomiting bug, it is important to know the signs and symptoms, preventive techniques and treatment options relevant to the infection.

Life December 26, 2015

Chipotle Mexican Grill Nightmare Continues: Norovirus Outbreak At Boston College Sickens Nearly 150 People

As Chipotle rolled out it new food safety program, the fast-casual chain got struck with more sick patrons. This time, norovirus was the culprit.

Life December 14, 2015

Chipotle CEO Says Sorry For Food Poisoning Amid Another E. Coli Outbreak

Is it too late now to say sorry? A corporate mea culpa led Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) co-CEO and founder Steve Ells to apologize for another E. Coli outbreak in Boston. CDC said there are about 52 people in nine states who got sick from the norovirus outbreak.

Life December 11, 2015

Nearly 200 People Sickened In Seattle Norovirus Outbreak

Almost 200 people were sickened in a norovirus outbreak in Seattle, after attending a catered party. The exact cause of the illnesses has not yet been identified but building staff have already disinfected the entire facility.

Life December 8, 2015

Health Officials Look To Fall Break To Help Stop Norovirus Outbreak In Nevada Schools

The Washoe County health district in Nevada is anticipating the scheduled school break in the fall to help allow students and staff members infected with the norovirus to recover during the recommended 72-hour period. The break will also help prevent the spread of the infection to other individuals.

Life October 26, 2015

Over 60 People Affected By Norovirus Outbreak In Ventura Chipotle

About 80 customers and 18 employees got sick after eating at a Ventura County Chipotle restaurant last month. Health officials said that norovirus is responsible for the illness.

Life September 6, 2015

Barfing Machine Sheds Light On Norovirus Transmission

Norovirus can cause and be spread through vomiting. With some help from a barfing machine, researchers have discovered that virus particles can become airborne when an infected individual vomits.

Life August 21, 2015

Study Probes Possibility Of Dogs To Human Norovirus Transmission

A recent study found that dogs could possibly be susceptible to human norovirus, which causes the stomach flu. Does that mean dogs could infect humans, too?

Life April 14, 2015

Crown Princess Cruise Makes Emergency Stop in San Pedro After Norovirus Strikes at least 170 Passengers

A Norovirus outbreak struck Princess Cruises' Crown Princess Ship again just a few months after its first bout with the infection this year. Nearly 170 people on board fell ill during the month-long journey to Tahiti and Hawaii.

Life November 17, 2014

How long does it take for a virus to spread through an office?

Researchers from the University of Arizona found that viruses spread within hours in the workplace. The new study found the best way to prevent 80 to 99 percent of future germs.

Internet Culture September 9, 2014

Viruses can conquer an office in hours: How can you stay safe?

Charles Gerba gave a presentation at a meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, showing that viruses like norovirus spread very quickly in places such as office buildings, but that the spread can be contained effectively with disinfectant.

Life September 8, 2014

Lake in Washington sickens more than 200 people, norovirus suspected

Weekend swimmers at a Washington lake struck with illness. Symptoms include nausea, cramps and diarrhea.

Life July 17, 2014

70 percent of Norovirus outbreaks due to infected food worker: CDC

If you experience vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains after eating in a restaurant, there's a high chance that your food was handled by an infected food worker.

Life June 4, 2014

Holland America cruise ship sets sail after CDC probes for norovirus outbreak

Holland America Line ms Veendam, a cruise ship set for sail on Sunday, following an investigation by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for norovirus outbreak and a thorough sanitation program. The Holland America ship is the fourth ship to be struck by norovirus outbreak in the past two months, causing its passengers and crew members to report of gastrointestinal illness.

Life February 25, 2014

CDC investigates cause behind mysterious illness aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas

A mysterious virus has struck Royal Caribbean Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas, leaving over 300 people ill and prompting an investigation by the CDC.

Life January 27, 2014

Deadly norovirus outbreak hits passengers of Royal Caribbean cruise

A Royal Caribbean cruise turned into a nightmare for scores of passengers who fell victim to a suspected norovirus outbreak.

Life January 19, 2014

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