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Nasal Spray to Protect Against Stomach Flu?

Nasal Spray to Protect Against Stomach Flu?

A simple nasal spray treatment shows promise for offering immunity against noroviruses, the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis. In these early studies, the treatment was about 60% effective. Further efforts are underway to improve efficacy, as well as fulfill regulatory testing that would eventually be necessary for FDA approval. Of note, Dr. Robert Atmar, a member of the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative, is the lead author on this paper.

24-Hour Bug

Did you know that each year a single virus causes more cases of foodborne illness than do all bacteria combined? Many people are familiar with the stomach flu, commonly called the “24-hour bug.” However,...

Basketball and NoV

Basketball and NoV

In December 2010, twenty-four players and staff members from thirteen NBA teams became ill with symptoms of the stomach flu. The illness was transferred from player to player within a team and possibly from...