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California Steakhouse Reopens after Norovirus Outbreak

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Walnut Creek, California, was temporarily closed last week due to an outbreak of norovirus.  The restaurant reopened Friday night after intensive cleaning.  The county received reports of...

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Possible norovirus outbreak in elementary school

Last Friday in Lafayette, California, Burton Valley Elementary School had an absence rate more than four times the normal one.  Over 100 students were out of school, many of them experiencing nausea, vomiting, and...

Outbreak Update!

The norovirus season is truly in full gear.  Since the last post, there have been a number of norovirus outbreak reports from the US and the UK to add to this year’s growing list. ...

Norovirus suspected of sickening 90 in Oregon

The Oregonian reports that 90 people were sickened at a private meeting at the Oregon Zoo last week.  Almost half of the attendees of a meeting of Women’s Healthcare Associates became severely ill with gastrointestinal...

Norovirus kills 2 in Japan

A norovirus outbreak in a Japanese hospital sickened almost 50 people, and is implicated in the death of 2 elderly patients.  This is a grim reminder that norovirus, while generally miserable but short-lived, can...