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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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
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 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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Weekend swimmers at a Washington lake struck with illness. Symptoms include nausea, cramps and diarrhea.
Life July 17, 2014
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 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
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
A Royal Caribbean cruise turned into a nightmare for scores of passengers who fell victim to a suspected norovirus outbreak.
Life January 19, 2014