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Chipotle CEO Apologizes Over Illnesses

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Chipotle founder and co-Chief Executive Officer Steve Ells on Thursday apologized to patrons who fell ill after eating...

Highly Contagious Virus Behind Boston Chipotle Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

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Norovirus Found In Tests Of Shuttered Boston Chipotle

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business

Dec 8 (Reuters) - Eighty Boston College students fell ill after eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant this past weekend, and early test resul...

Oysters Are A Huge Breeding Ground For Stomach Flu Virus, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Oysters are an important breeding ground for norovirus, the highly contagious bug that causes stomach flu, a recent study concluded. We already knew ...

Researchers Created A Machine That Pukes... For Science, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.20.2015 | Science

It's a study that's going viral... in every sense.  Researchers at North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University have...

Over 100 Sickened With Norovirus Aboard Cruise Ship

AP | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal health officials say 106 passengers and six crewmembers aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship were sickened by the gast...

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Is It Enough to Idly Hope Our Chef Won't Poison Us?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Dr. Layla McCay

When it comes to public health, consumer safety needs to be a priority, elevated above the ebb and flow of market forces, and properly monitored. It's not okay to just wait and see what the market does.

Norovirus Outbreak Sickens 200 Aboard Cruise Ship

AP | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand said Monday that about 200 passengers on a cruise ship have been sickened by an out...

172 People Sickened With Norovirus On Cruise Ship

Reuters | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jonathan Kaminsky Nov 16 (Reuters) - A cruise ship with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from a gastrointestinal ailment c...

Cruise Ships and Ebola

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.22.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

This week's incident raises serious questions as to how the cruise industry should prepare to tackle a potential Ebola outbreak at sea.

More Than 120 Elementary School Kids Sick From Suspected Norovirus

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

School resumed Thursday morning at a northwest Indiana elementary school after at least 129 students were out sick Wednesday with a viral infection th...

It Only Takes A Few Hours For A Virus To Spread Through An Entire Office

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Once a virus makes it onto an office doorknob, it only takes a few hours before it can be found on 40 to 60 percent of the people inside a workplace -...

Deadly Catch? Germiest Places on Cruise Ships

Diana Fasanella | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

You may think you're in an idyllic, protected environment on a cruise ship, but, au contraire! You're in a bubbling stew of microscopic buggies, especially those norovirus bacterium that are just waiting to quarantine you in your stateroom, sitting on the john with your head in a bucket.

Preventing Ebola and More Common Infections: Tips For You On Contact and Hygiene

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.

Popular Hawaii Hotel Struck By Norovirus

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Around 100 hotel guests and workers at the historic Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu were infected with the highly contagious norovirus about two weeks ago,...

Terror on the High Seas: The Scalawag Norovirus

Craig Bowron | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Craig Bowron

With two cruise ships returning to port last week after having been boarded by the Dread Pirate Projectile Vomiting, people are once again referring to cruise ships as "floating Petri dishes."

CDC Confirms Norovirus Caused Nearly 700 To Fall Ill On Royal Caribbean Cruise

Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Norovirus was in fact the cause of the gastrointestinal illness that sickened nearly 700 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise, the Centers for Disease C...

Cruise Ship Returns To Texas Early With 170 Sick Aboard

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — More than 170 passengers and crew members have fallen sick aboard a cruise ship, prompting it to return two days early to a H...

Hundreds Sickened On Cruise Ship...Again

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — U.S. health officials will board a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that ha...

Outbreak That Sent Dozens To Hospital In Vegas Was Virus

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus...

Five Ways To Avoid Cruise Hell

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Plenty of things can go wrong on a cruise vacation. You could get seasick, or sleep through breakfast, or lose at blackjack, or puke over the rail, or god forbid be on a cruise ship that's lost power and drifting out to sea.

Test Your Winter Stomach Bug IQ: 6 Facts And Myths Of Norovirus

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Norovirus is a common but unpleasant illness. If you do get it, make sure to drink plenty of fluids and get good rest. As with anything else, prevention is the best medicine.

New Strain Of Norovirus Linked With More Than 140 U.S. Outbreaks

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A new strain of stomach bug sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S., health officials say. Since September, more than 140 outb...

Spike Seen In Common Kind Of Food Poisoning This Winter

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 02.11.2013 | Home

Reports of illnesses caused by norovirus are spiking this winter in parts of the world as far-flung as Canada, the United Kingdom and Taiwan this year...