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2014-08-12 16:25:14

CLIA CEO Responds To Recent Report ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent release of a report on norovirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land. Norovirus is often referred to as a "stomach bug" and the symptoms...

food safety on social media
2014-08-05 03:15:54

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University To help protect public health, researchers from North Carolina State University have developed guidelines on how to use social media to communicate effectively about food safety. “In a crisis context, the framework can be used by health officials, businesses or trade organizations affected by foodborne illness to help them reach key audiences with information that could be used to reduce the risk of foodborne illness,” says Dr. Ben...

restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-04-10 08:28:55

Accurate Norovirus Detection in as Short as One Hour SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for rapid identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II (GII), to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(®) System, the world's...

2014-03-05 12:26:19

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-term care industry faces a multitude of challenges when it comes to keeping residents happy and healthy, including maintaining cleanliness and reducing the risk of the 1.5 million infections estimated to occur in long-term care facilities each year.[1],[2] Clorox Professional Products Company recently surveyed U.S. adults with a friend or family member in a long-term care facility and found they cite the risk of infection as a top...

2014-02-27 18:33:27

By re-engineering a tiny chain of amino acids in one type of dengue virus, Ralph Baric and Aravinda de Silva discover a new path toward solving the dengue vaccine dilemma. The research has the potential to transform vaccine development for other diseases, including SARS and HIV. Creating a vaccine that protects people from all four types of dengue virus has frustrated scientists for decades. But researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered a new target for human...

Common Pizza Spice Can Launch Brutal Attack On Nasty Norovirus
2014-02-12 10:37:40

[ Watch the Video: An Unorthodox, Spicy Cure For Norovirus ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona has found that pizza contains an effective weapon against the norovirus, which causes a nasty illness marked by vomiting and diarrhea. According to a report published Wednesday in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, carvacrol – the substance in oregano oil that gives pizza its distinctive smell – effectively breaks down the...

2014-01-31 23:23:45

CruiseVoyant.com, a cruise industry leader, offers solutions to those interested in staying healthy during their next cruise. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Cruise Voyant, one of the leaders in the cruise industry, has released expert advice and information about how consumers can stay safe on their next cruise vacation. Cruise Voyant experts advised there are several ways to reduce the risk of being affected by Norovirus and other infectious outbreaks both when choosing a...

2014-01-06 23:01:45

Home Care Assistance of West Texas raises awareness around the most contagious diseases in retirement communities, how they spread and the best ways to prevent them. (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Home Care Assistance of West Texas, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to community education around topics related to aging and longevity. In line with this commitment, Home Care Assistance of West Texas is raising awareness around conditions common in communal living...

Norovirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
2013-10-05 05:27:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An experimental norovirus vaccine has been found to reduce the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal infection by more than half, according to research presented this week at the IDWeek 2013 infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. The investigational vaccine, which reportedly appears to be generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of the RNA virus, has been found to reduce vomiting and/or...


Latest Norovirus Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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