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Norovirus News

Could pizza herb prevent winter vomiting disease?

Need an excuse to order pizza? Scientists have found that carvacrol — the substance in oregano oil that gives the pizza herb its distinctive warm, aromatic smell and flavour — is effective against the winter vomiting bug.

Norovirus outbreak limits visiting at Vancouver hospital

Vancouver - Called the "winter vomiting disease," the virus spreads quickly through hospitals, and other places where people are in close contact for prolonged periods of time. Now Vancouver, Canada is being hit hard by the sickness.

Copper destroys deadly norovirus

Researchers have found out that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus, the highly-infectious sickness bug that often surfaces during the winter months.

Blasting oysters with electrons to prevent food poisoning

Austin - Researchers have studied how electron-beam pasteurization of raw oysters may reduce the possibility of food poisoning through viruses like norovirus and hepatitis.

A dark day in the world of fine dining

It was a dark day in the world of fine dining as two of the world's most iconic restaurants were stricken by major crises.

Which foods are most likely to give Americans food poisoning?

A new study into food disease outbreaks indicates that salads and greens are responsible for more cases of food poisoning than any other. However, the study also indicates that food poisoning cases from poultry are more severe.

New strain of norovirus sweeping around the globe

Sydney - A new strain of the stomach bug norovirus was been steadily moving around the globe. The strain was first identified in the U.S. September 2012.

Hundreds of passengers struck with Norovirus on two cruise ships

Two cruise ships, Crown Princess and Ruby Princess, returned to Florida from the Caribbean after hundreds of passengers became ill with severe gastroenteritis.

U.K. hospital wards close as cases of winter norovirus soar

Hospital wards are being forced to close down in Britain in effort to contain spread of the winter vomiting bug norovirus. Cases of the infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea are spreading and have been reported in more than a dozen hospitals.

Cruise Ship Passengers Recovering From Norovirus

A Holland American cruise ship is back at sea after a stop in San Diego where passengers who had developed a stomach aliment disembarked.

70 people affected from virus outbreak in San Francisco

The Moscone Center in San Francisco hosted a week long JavaOne Conference where 3 attendees and at least 67 staff workers became infected with a norovirus, a type of medical virus which easily spreads by touching dirty surfaces.

Norovirus Outbreak Stems From New York Indoor Water Park

More than 380 cases of the norovirus has been reported by health officials. The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park is located in upper New York State. More common to tropical vacations, the virus has made for a lot of bathroom trips.

FDA Issues Raw Oyster Warning

The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about raw oysters that harvested from West Karako Bay, a section of Growing Area 3 in Louisiana. They may be infected with norovirus.
 

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