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3000 Sick with Norovirus in Chile

Over 3,000 people have become sick with norovirus in Chile, likely from a contaminated water supply.  The outbreak is affecting the city of Ovalle.  The local health department is recommending rigorous hand-washing, boiling water...

Hand Hygiene in Hospitals

Norovirus outbreaks peak in the winter months. With the emergence of the new Sydney strain, last year’s norovirus season hit hard, particularly in the UK. Thousands of confirmed cases and an estimate of over...

Yellowstone Park- Norovirus Outbreak

Pack an extra roll (or two) of toilet paper if you’re visiting Yellowstone or Grand Tetons National Parks in Montana this month.  The parks are experiencing a norovirus outbreak that has sickened over 200...

Hepatitis A Berry Outbreak: Update

As predicted, the illness count in the Hepatitis A Berry Outbreak has continued to rise.  The figure currently stands at 118 reported cases.  According to the CDC, 47% of affected people have been hospitalized...

Hepatitis A Berry Outbreak

With such an exciting year in the norovirus world, Hepatitis A has been overshadowed by the more “spectacular” norovirus outbreaks.  If you follow the blog regularly, you caught a few warnings about possible Hepatitis...

200 Sickened by Norovirus at Maryland School

Ohio’s Brunswick City Schools aren’t the only ones burdened with norovirus.  On May 17, 200 students and 9 staff members became ill at a Maryland elementary school.  Norovirus has been confirmed as the cause....

Norovirus Closes Brunswick City Schools, Ohio

Ohio’s Towslee Elementary School teachers got an extra surprise from a Teacher Appreciation week luncheon in early May.  After the luncheon on May 7, more than a dozen teachers became ill with norovirus.  Since...