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CDC: Cruise ship norovirus sickens 333

December 20, 2017 by


CDC has posted the following update on its website. Investigation Update on the Independence of the Seas Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship: Independence of the Seas Voyage Dates: December 11 – 16, 2017 Number of passengers who have reported being ill during the voyage out of total number of passengers onboard: 310 of 4,160 […]

Boston area Chipotle closed for Employee Norovirus

March 9, 2016 by


A Chipotle restaurant in Billerica voluntarily closed its doors Tuesday after an employee was diagnosed with norovirus, health officials said. The restaurant has been cleared to reopen on Friday. Three employees called in sick for their shifts at the Boston Road restaurant on Tuesday, although there may have been up to four employees who were […]

375 now sick, noro confirmed at Kellogg Center outbreak

March 2, 2016 by


by Doug Powell The outbreak that started at the Kellogg Center last week, has now been confirmed as Norovirus, which has affected close to 400 people. Linda Vail with the Ingham County Health Dept. told 6 News, “There are a lot of questions about what they ate, where they were, that could eventually help us […]

Three norovirus cases at Buffalo Wild Wings

February 12, 2016 by


The Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has received confirmation of two additional positive cases of norovirus, for a total of three. This concludes the testing of samples in the investigation associated with patrons of Buffalo Wild Wings in Overland Park. The source of illness cannot be confirmed. There have been no […]

Norovirus sickens dozens at Seattle retirement community

January 15, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Norovirus has sickened more than two dozen people at a senior living facility in Seattle. The outbreak first surfaced on Saturday night at Mirabella Seattle and has continued spreading ever since. On Sunday morning, Seattle firefighters answered Artis Leabo’s 911 call for her 94-year-old husband, Dick. “He got sick early Sunday morning […]

Have You Washed Your Hands Lately?

January 13, 2016 by


by Luis Rivera, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA Couple watching television at home.The Holidays are now officially over and summer is still too far away to bear. This is the time of year when we are most likely to stay in and binge on some good old-fashioned TV. Sitting at […]

MA Chipotle remains closed as Lawsuits begin

December 18, 2015 by


Susan Reef, President of US Food Safety Corproation According to the Boston, MA BOH website, the Boston, MA Chipotle in Cleveland Circle is still closed. In addition, a lawsuit has been filed against the chain. The legal action by Andrea C. Dow, mother of Alexander Keough, is the first in a likely string of lawsuits […]