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Queensland Hospitals Reeling Under Norovirus Attack

... or drinking something contaminated."A person with norovirus is infectious while they have symptoms and for at least 72 hours after the symptoms have gone," says Dr Whitby. "Unfortunately, there is no antiviral medication or preventative vaccine that works against norovirus." However, he urges people to thoro...

Sanitation and Science Prevent Norovirus Spread

...our ability to stop the spread of disease, whether norovirus or the common cold, is hampered by our attitudes about sickness. “If we were a society that really was interested in preventive health, when you had a cold, you’d be expected to isolate yourself,” he says. “There’s no great research that has to be do...

Hundreds Literally Sea ‘sick’ on Luxury Linr

... who were infected with a stomach flu-causing bug; norovirus aboard the luxury cruise ship, Queen Elizabeth 2. ... young children can die from dehydration caused by norovirus symptoms. The infection, which ranks second only to the common cold in reported cases, usually clear...

Quarantine Hits 3 More Hospitals In San Mateo

...eo Medical Center's long-term care wing due to the norovirus and at two undisclosed locations, more than 21 people have fallen ill. Health Officials said that they have warned elderly residents at three San Mateo County nursing homes to avoid common areas and eat meals in their rooms after the outbreak. ...

Wellington Rest Home Shuts Down Due To Norovirus Outbreak

An outbreak of the contagious norovirus stomach bug has forced part of a Wellington based Rita Angus Retirement home, which has around 160 residents to shut down. It has// closed its communal facilities after the bug hit it. Norovirus, found in the faeces and vomit of infected people can...

Warning against Consuming Raw Korean Oysters

...ce does not take place. The typical symptoms of norovirus infection include headache, vomiting, nausea, abdo...fter the last symptoms have ended. This is because norovirus is very contagious, and food handlers who have been infected can be a major source of infection. ...

An infected worker of as sandwich chain spreads it!

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was a a norovirus passed on to three separate office parties in Kent County, Michigan in May last year. The CDC repots reads as follows, "Illnesses at a publishing company, school, social service group, and among members of the public resulted in closure of a warehou...

Mass Spectrometry to Identify Viruses

...uccessfully separated, purified and concentrated a norovirus surrogate from a clinical sample within a few hours using proteomic mass spectrometry. Human norovirus causes gastrointestinal illness, commonly on cruise ships. Because of their mass spectrometric metho...

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