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Norovirus Now Primary Cause Of ‘Stomach Bug’ In Children
2013-03-22 09:02:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ℠stomach bug,´ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, and is typically caused by one of several different types of viruses. Also...

2013-03-08 23:03:13

William (Bill) Marler, the Seattle attorney who represents victims of foodborne illness, is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 William (Bill) Marler is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary Celebration next month. Marler will receive the Distinguished Law Graduate Award at a reception to be...

2013-02-21 23:02:10

Automated boot and sole washers keep food-processing plants clean and efficient as industry strives to keep up with new rules in Food Safety Modernization Act. Peosta, Iowa (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 With the FDA's newly released proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act, food producers strive to develop new plans or improve existing procedures to prevent bacterial contamination at its source and reduce outbreaks of foodborne illness. Carometec Food Technology has had their eye...

2013-02-15 23:03:31

Attorney William Marler says he is not surprised that a 124-person Salmonella outbreak has been traced to raw chicken products based on his own retail chicken testing results. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and prevention announced late yesterday that between June of 2012 and January of 2013, at least 124 individuals from 12 states had become ill with Salmonella serotype Heidelberg infections. Most of the Salmonella outbreak cases were reported in...

2013-02-12 23:04:12

Groundbreaking legislation poised to boost controls on imports, curb outbreaks. (PRWEB) February 12, 2013 Imported food may only represent 15 per cent of food consumed in the U.S., but it is also responsible for half of food-borne illness outbreaks, according to a newly released infographic by Intelex. The document outlines statistics related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a sweeping overhaul of American food safety laws that has been gradually rolled out over the last two...

2013-02-09 23:01:57

A class action lawsuit alleging patrons of the Golden Corral restaurant in Casper, Wyoming became ill with norovirus after eating at the restaurant was filed Friday in Federal District Court in Wyoming. (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Customers of the Casper, Wyoming Golden Corral filed a class action lawsuit against the restaurant Friday, alleging they were part of a norovirus food poisoning outbreak that was traced to food served at the restaurant in December. The lawsuit was filed in Federal...

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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