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More Than 150 Passengers On A British Cruise Ship Infected With Norovirus

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living

May 8 (Reuters) - A stomach bug causing vomiting and diarrhea has spread to more than a quarter of the 919 passengers aboard a British cruise ship, th...

Disney Cruise Line Passengers Sickened at Sea Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 131 passengers and 14 crew members aboard Disney Cruise Line's Wonder ship fell ill t...

A Serious Stomach Bug: Norovirus Costs Billions of Dollars of Lost Productivity

STAT | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

There is still much work to be done, but this study indicates a norovirus vaccine could be a valuable public health investment.

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

An outbreak of food poisoning tied to a Chipotle near Boston College is the result of norovirus, the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness, Bo...

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 result...

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 t...

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 created a machine t...

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.

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...

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.

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...

Can Puking Robot Curb Spread Of Killer Virus?

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor Larry isn't looking too good. He's pale and clammy and he's b...

When Your Cruise Ship Is Sick

Joel Connable | Posted 10.18.2012 | Travel
Joel Connable

During my years as a television news reporter and anchor, the assignment desk would erupt in activity whenever they heard about a cruise ship coming back to port with sick passengers. But what does "norovirus" really mean -- and should we be worried about it?

Mexican Restaurant Sickens 200 With Norovirus

Posted 08.01.2012 | Home

A Mexican restaurant in Michigan's Ottawa County is the source of at least 200 Norovirus infections last week. Margarita's Restaurant in Holland, M...