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Katie Overbey

Katie’s Norovirus Nightmare

We’re running a series of posts written by members of our NoroCORE Collaborative, called “My Norovirus Nightmare” since Halloween is just around the corner. To kick it off is this particularly nightmarish story of...

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Noroviruses and schools…again

Noroviruses were first identified through a school outbreak that happened in Norwalk, Ohio in November 1968, and every year about this time we start hearing about school outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness*. (Case in point,...

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September is National Food Safety Month

We like to say food can become contaminated at any point along the farm-to-fork continuum, and good food safety practices are not just key for preventing norovirus infections (the most common cause of foodborne...

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Novel GII.17 norovirus found in eastern China

If you live in Jiangsu province and get infected with norovirus, there’s a good chance it’s not the common GII.4 Sydney variety. Noroviruses come in a variety of flavors, and they are classified by...