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Notable November norovirus news

It’s that time of year again, and amid holiday planning and preparations the noroviruses have likewise been busy across the globe. Here are some of the recent happenings. The Beaumont and St. Joseph’s Hospitals...

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day!

Today is Global Handwashing Day, an international event that promotes good handwashing practices as a simple, low-cost method of preventing the spread of viruses such as norovirus and influenza.  The event started with schoolchildren...

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...

Michigan Schools Struck by Norovirus

North Muskegon Public Schools in Michigan closed down for the remainder of this week after about 100 students were sickened with norovirus on Wednesday. More than 30 students called in sick with norovirus symptoms...

Norovirus still going strong…

Norovirus is still going strong, in spite of the arrival of spring. Outbreaks of the virus peak during the winter months, but can occur any time of the year. The month of March was...