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Cruise ship sickness/norovirus outbreaks lowest in 14 years

January 5, 2015 by

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by Doug Powell The number of gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreaks, including norovirus and enterotoxigenic E. coli, on cruise ships fell to the lowest level in 14 years in 2014. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website contains detailed reports about the outbreaks on cruise ships from 1994 to 2015. The CDC considers […]

Shellfish Recall due to leaking septic system

December 18, 2014 by

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Washington state health officials issued an emergency closure for harvesting and ordered a recall of all shellfish originating from a portion of Mason County’s Hammersley Inlet after several people who ate raw oysters became ill. At least a dozen people who ate raw oysters in November became ill with symptoms often linked to norovirus, a […]

Arizona school’s noro outbreak linked to over 100 ill

October 21, 2014 by

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by Ben Chapman I was chatting with a couple of guys at a birthday party of one of Sam’s friends this past weekend and relayed that I do food safety stuff. One dude said “I hate this time of year: between the colds, pink eye and norovirus our kids pick up at school we’ll all […]

Norovirus outbreak reported in Winona County, MN

October 10, 2014 by

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by Marcia Ratliff An outbreak of norovirus in Winona County [MN]has sickened about 30 people during the past 10 days, leading health officials to urge residents to be cautious. Winona County health officials announced the outbreak Wednesday. Doug Schultz, the Minnesota Department of Health spokesman for foodborne illnesses, said the department learned of the situation […]

Norovirus is the leading cause of disease from contaminated food

June 3, 2014 by

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Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food workers are frequently the source of these outbreaks, often by touching ready-to-eat foods served in restaurants with their bare hands. The food service industry can help prevent norovirus […]

Royal Hawaiian resort linked to over 100 illnesses

May 26, 2014 by

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by Doug Powell With the mid-season finale of my current favorite television show, Mad Men, less than an hour away, I’m preparing with some wine, happy that I’m not suffering with norovirus like over 100 guests of the Royal Hawaiian. Featured in Season 6 the Royal Hawaiian was the inspiration for one of Don Draper’s magical pitches […]

No Link Between Norovirus, Food at Wedding

April 21, 2014 by

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. The Providence Journal reports about 74 people fell ill from norovirus at an April 5 wedding in West Warwick. The highly infectious virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, but […]

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