Health officials: Norovirus likely cause of baseball illness – Miami Herald

An electron micrograph of the Norovirus, with 27-32nm-sized viral particles (from CDC)
Health officials: Norovirus likely cause of baseball illnessMiami HeraldAlabama health officials say norovirus is likely to blame for an illness outbreak at a college baseball tournament in Montgomery. The state's chief medical officer, Dr. Mary McIntyre, said in a statement Tuesday an investigation continues. But …

Lane County Health confirms norovirus outbreak: ‘We are aware of several places right now’ – KVAL

An electron micrograph of the Norovirus, with 27-32nm-sized viral particles (from CDC)
Lane County Health confirms norovirus outbreak: 'We are aware of several places right now'KVAL“We are aware of several places right now in our community that have had small outbreaks of norovirus, and that's not uncommon. It comes and goes so to speak,” said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Senior Public Health Officer for Lane County Health and Human …

Donald Trump Fist Bumping Rather Than Shaking Hands To Prevent Spreading Germs

An electron micrograph of the Norovirus, with 27-32nm-sized viral particles (from CDC)
For once, the Donald Trump, one of the contenders for the Republican ticket to the presidency is right in exercising caution over the use of handshakes in his campaign trail. Mr. Trump prefers fist bumps over handshakes. This preference is premised on the fact that fist bumps spread less bacteria than handshakes. Apparently Donald Trump is not the only politician with a preference for fist bumps over...

What is Norovirus

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Norovirus is the name given to a virus now known to be one of the main causes of gastroenteritis food poisoning. In reality, the term is applied to a number of similarly constructed viruses which also cause stomach and intestinal inflammation that in turn induces nausea vomiting and diarrhea.  It was originally called the Norwalk virus, after the Ohio town of that name where it was first identified. ...

Norovirus In Restaurants

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When looking through the headlines involving Norovirus, it is impossible not to notice how many outbreaks are associated with different restaurants.  For Norovirus, restaurants often provide an environment where they can thrive.  Let’s look at how Norovirus is able to easily spread from person to person in restaurants, as well as how it can be prevented. A Quick Look at Norovirus: ​According...

What’s Happening Inside Your Body When You Have Norovirus?

An electron micrograph of the Norovirus, with 27-32nm-sized viral particles (from CDC)
Norovirus, more commonly known as the winter sickness bug, due to the high number of reported complaints around winter time, is a highly contagious stomach bug. Symptoms of Norovirus typically include vomiting and diarrhea and in some cases flu like symptoms, such as headaches, stomach cramps, fever and muscle pain. Norovirus is one of many strains of a single virus called the Norwalk virus, hence...

History of Norovirus

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Norovirus is a very debilitating food borne illness. The illness is characterized by nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and  diarrhea. Lethargy, aching limbs, coughs and a raised temperature may also occur. There is no cure for Norovirus and it is highly contagious.  Infections are transferred to individuals through contaminated surfaces, contaminated food and water. In light of this, those infected...