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Suspected norovirus outbreak at a Colorado elementary school

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Just in time for Back to School, there is a suspected norovirus outbreak going on at an elementary school. It is an unfortunate coincidence for the more than 30 kids who got sick in their second week of school at Trailblazer Elementary, but it does highlight the virus’s ease of spread and the importance of […]

Case of Hepatitis A at a burger restaurant in Austin, Texas

a burger and fries

We occasionally see reports of cases of hepatitis A virus among workers in food establishments. While these people may not be at an increased risk of acquiring the virus because of their jobs, when it happens, they have the potential to infect a large number of people. A worker at a popular Whataburger restaurant near […]

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the #findnorocore contest!

Photos of the three winners of the #findnorocore contest

NoroCORE tried something new at this year’s IAFP in the form of a social media-inspired scavenger hunt, and we are proud to say it was an overwhelming success! When the dust of feverish photo-taking settled, almost a dozen people snapped over 240 selfies with our NoroCORE team. The top three winners (bottom photo) had each […]

Come visit us at booth #545 at IAFP!

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Just three days to go until IAFP and we have been very busy at the NoroCORE office, making final preparations and shipments. To recap, here are the top 5 6 reasons you won’t want to miss us at booth #545 (aside from getting to know us and our Collaborative’s efforts, of course): 1. The #findnorocore […]

The great #findnorocore contest!

NoroCORE tie

We are really excited to announce that we are holding a special contest at this year’s IAFP! Essentially, it is a giant “Where’s Waldo?” scavenger hunt that is open to everyone attending IAFP. NoroCORE team members will be wearing some very attractive neckwear while they are at the conference. We had these custom neckties and […]

Guess what’s coming to IAFP?

A bunch of norovirus plushies

We have been working really hard on this year’s swag for IAFP, and we have a lot of neat things to show for our efforts. Here is a bit of what we are bringing to the exhibitor’s hall. Come visit us at booth #545 (we’re near the food) if you want to come away with […]

Outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness at three popular US swimming spots

Lake shoreline with dock

It’s the time of year when people take to the water to relax and beat the heat, but unfortunately, noroviruses don’t mind getting wet. Over the weekend, three popular swimming spots were closed after visitors became sick with norovirus-like symptoms: Horseshoe Lake in Washington, Blue Lake in Oregon, and Eagle Island State Park in Idaho. […]

Upcoming symposium to honor Dr. Al Kapikian on September 30th

A photograph of Dr. Albert Kapikian

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases will be holding a symposium in honor of Dr. Al Kapikian in Bethesda, Maryland on September 30, 2014. It will run from 1-4:30pm, followed by a reception. You may register for the event on the NIAID website. Registration closes on August 29th, so […]

Case of Hepatitis A at a Colorado restaurant

A plate of tacos

Over 800 vaccines have been administered to patrons of Tortilla Marissa’s, a popular Tex-Mex restaurant in Fort Collins, after an employee tested positive for hepatitis A virus last Wednesday. More than 400 people received the free vaccines and immunoglobulin injections at the Larimer County Health Department on Sunday, and the health department has decided to […]