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  • More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at shelters have had norovirus, some ‘acutely ill’

    11/15/2018 6:33:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 13 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 15th, 2018 | By Theresa Clift
    More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at four different shelters have had norovirus symptoms due to an outbreak, while 41 are currently experiencing symptoms, according to Butte County Public Health Department. Twenty-one people staying at Neighborhood Church in Chico; 31 at Oroville Church of the Nazarene; 9 at Butte County Fairgrounds, and one at East Avenue Church in Chico had symptoms Thursday, according to a Butte County Public Health Department news release. About 179 people are staying at Neighborhood Church; 352 are at Oroville Church; 142 are at Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley, and 200 are at East Avenue Church...
  • 97 infected by norovirus at Maine beach, according to CDC

    07/23/2018 1:28:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Caroline Judelson |
    “It’s highly contagious, so it would appear that there’s a human element there, that somebody had it and was at the beach,” said Bob Peabody, Bridgton's town manager. “I think the message is, if you’re sick or your children are sick, don’t go to the beach,” he added. The beach had already closed on July 6 after several people became ill with abdominal symptoms, but reopened on July 10. Tests performed then showed acceptable levels of E. coli in the lake but not in water from two bathroom sinks. The sinks have since been removed and replaced with hand sanitizers.
  • How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES <tr>

    06/18/2018 10:25:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies ^ | 6/18/18 | IMOGEN BLAKE
    How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES (and sour cream is the worst for spreading bacteria) Microbiologists reveal double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly Even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply Bacteria in runny dips like sour cream will multiply by up to 100 times But it won't grow very quickly in thicker dips such as houmous, it's said It's not a party unless there are some chips and dip on the table, but these tasty nibbles could be hiding some very dangerous bacteria, an investigation reveals. Norovirus,...
  • I was trapped on a floating vomitorium

    02/28/2018 7:40:37 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 28, 2018 | Lauren McMah
    [snip] Lorraine Thomas is among more than 16,000 passengers impacted by back-to-back outbreaks of norovirus on eight Sun Princess journeys between December 2016 and February 2017, who may be eligible for compensation, according to Shine Lawyers. Thomas, from Queensland, Australia, had saved up $1,700 for a 14-day voyage to New Zealand with a friend who was celebrating a birthday. The trip began well enough, aside from an overflowing toilet and cabin keycard difficulties. But about halfway into the voyage, the two friends began to suffer the awful symptoms of the dreaded norovirus. ‘It was horrendous’ When the vomiting struck, Thomas...
  • Norovirus Hits The Olympics, Staffers Quarantined

    02/13/2018 7:10:04 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 13 2018 - 8:56pm | Armen Hareyan
    Alarmingly, norovirus has become an uninvited guest at the Olympics. Five additional cases of norovirus have been reported at the Pyeongchang Olympics. This brings the total of confirmed cases of norovirus to 199 since the beginning of the February. However, authorities say 154 of those affected have recovered and been released from quarantine. Earlier in the Olympics, about 1,200 security workers were sequestered over the fear of norovirus spreading, forcing the military to...
  • Norovirus outbreak at PyeongChang Olympic venues leads to staff quarantine

    02/07/2018 9:19:32 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 49 replies
    washington postt ^ | 2/6/18 | Anna Fifield
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Olympic officials are scrambling to contain an outbreak of norovirus at the Winter Games, which open here Friday, after 41 security guards fell ill. More than 1,200 people have been quarantined while they are tested for the virus, which has caused vomiting and diarrhea among those affected, and hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to make up the shortfall in security staff. The outbreak, revealed just three days before Friday’s Opening Ceremonies, is particularly unwelcome given the security concerns surrounding these Games, which are taking place just 50 miles from the border with North Korea.
  • Chipotle Norovirus Is Back: 135 Sick After Eating At Fast Food Chain

    07/25/2017 7:59:41 AM PDT · by chopperman · 72 replies
    More than 135 people who reported falling sick between July 13 and July 16 after visiting a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia have been identified by local authorities. The Loudoun County Health Department reported Monday that its investigation of the reports found two individuals tested positive for the same strain of norovirus following reports from earlier this month.
  • Apparent Norovirus Strikes California Delegates At GOP Convention

    07/19/2016 11:44:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/19/2016
    California Delegation Executive Director Cynthia Bryant confirmed at least one member of the delegation was ill, but as many as a dozen delegates were sick with a similar virus, according to CBS San Francisco reporter Doug Sovern. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 ... Any delegates with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea were asked to contact California GOP officials and refrain from riding the bus with the rest of the delegation.
  • Norovirus Outbreak Strikes California Delegation At RNC

    07/19/2016 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Pollard · 51 replies
    CLEVELAND (KCBS) – Members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have fallen sick with the norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. KCBS reporter Doug Sovern first tweeted the news of the outbreak Tuesday. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 Sovern said the outbreak started among some members of the delegation on Sunday and spread to more than a dozen members.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Chipotle to close all restaurants on Feb. 8 for food safety meeting

    01/15/2016 9:00:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | January 15, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Chipotle is shutting down all its stores nationwide for a few hours next month to hold staff meetings about food safety. The meeting will occur on February 8.
  • 1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run

    06/30/2015 7:27:45 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 39 replies
    upi ^ | June 29, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    LEVENS, France, - Mud run participants might have to start worrying about more than sprained ankles or scraped knees after more than 1,000 people became sick to their stomach after participating in an event last week in France. The regional health agency in southern France said 1,000 of the 8,400 participants involved in the Levens Mud Day on June 20 reported symptoms of acute gastroenteritis. The agency said the stomach ailments -- mostly diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were caused by norovirus, a highly infectious disease that causes an inflammation of the stomach or intestines. The U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • California chefs, bartenders may win back right to touch your food with their bare hands

    06/30/2014 9:03:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 27, 2014 |
    It looks like California chefs, bartenders and deli workers might be able to take off those hated rubber gloves. Gov. Jerry Brown was presented Thursday with AB2130 -- a "do-over" bill would repeal a law requiring those handling food that goes directly to diners wear gloves and mandating that they change those gloves with every new plate or fruit garnish on a drink. The law took effect in January, but following a backlash from the public and the foodservice industry, the state legislature voted to repeal the ban. "We're grateful the assemblyman was willing to roll (the bill) back, hit...
  • Study says leafy greens top food poisoning source

    01/31/2013 7:13:08 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | MIKE STOBBE
    Be sure to wash those foods or cook them thoroughly... About 1 in 5 illnesses were linked to leafy green vegetables — more than any other type of food. And nearly half of all food poisonings were attributed to produce in general, when illnesses from other fruits and vegetables were added in... Many of the vegetable-related illnesses come from norovirus, which is often spread by cooks and food handlers. So contamination sometimes has more to do with the kitchen or restaurant it came from then the food itself...
  • Doctors Warn of New Stomach ‘Superbug’ Hitting U.S.

    01/27/2013 6:37:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 121 replies
    abc ^ | Janaury 26, 2013. | Richard Besser
    In an average year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 21 million Americans get the norovirus, with classic stomach flu symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea. Eight hundred die. Symptoms come on very suddenly, within hours after a person has been exposed to it. Because no one has immunity to this new strain, more Americans — perhaps 50 percent more, the CDC says — could become violently ill. While the flu is spread mostly in the air by sneezes and coughs and a person needs to breathe in as many as 1,000 virus particles to get...
  • Explosive CDC Omission: Norovirus Spread Through Reusable Grocery Bags

    10/29/2012 8:00:06 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 16 replies ^ | 10/27/2012 | Capitol Confidential
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently expanded its website to include a norovirus toolkit advising the ways in which one might contract the killer virus. Among the public health agency's prescribed practices to stop the spread of the virus: "Practice proper hand hygiene … Take care in the kitchen … Do not prepare food while infected … Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces after throwing up or having diarrhea … Wash laundry thoroughly." But nowhere in that exhaustive battery of norovirus dodges was a recommendation to avoid reusable grocery bags. Curious, considering that reusable-but-not-recyclable alternative to single-use plastic bags...
  • Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag

    05/09/2012 4:01:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2012
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies. The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to Seattle for a weekend tournament in October 2010.
  • Resuable grocery bag carried nasty norovirus, scientists say

    05/09/2012 7:47:44 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 61 replies
    pMSNBC ^ | 5/9/12 | JoNel Aleccia
    Oregon public health officials have traced a nasty outbreak of norovirus infections in a group of soccer players to an unlikely source: a reusable grocery bag contaminated with what some experts are calling “the perfect pathogens.” The incident is raising questions, once again, about the cleanliness of the portable shopping bags that many consumers use to avoid the paper vs. plastic impact on the environment. “We wash our clothes when they’re dirty; we should wash our bags, too,” said Kimberly K. Repp, an epidemiologist with the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services in Hillsboro, Ore. Her work is...
  • Japan: 52 Workers at TEPCO Nuclear Plant Infected with Norovirus(really?)

    12/18/2011 6:24:52 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Jiji Press ^ | 12/17/11
    52 Workers at TEPCO Nuclear Plant Infected with Norovirus Tokyo, Dec. 17 (Jiji Press)--A total of 52 workers at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s <9501> crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been infected with norovirus, the utility said Saturday. The workers, who are employees of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. <7011> and affiliated companies, were installing storage tanks for sludge accumulated after radioactive water decontamination. Some of them was hospitalized but most are getting better after receiving treatment. The number of patients may increase further, according to the plant operator, known as TEPCO. According to TEPCO, the workers reported symptoms...
  • CDC confirms norovirus on 3rd straight SC cruise

    03/29/2010 8:26:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 374+ views
    hosted ^ | Mar 29
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Officials with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say tests confirm that norovirus caused intestinal illness on a third straight cruise from South Carolina earlier this month. The norovirus sickened almost 420 people aboard Celebrity Mercury, which returned to Charleston on March 18. Norovirus symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps.