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  • Possible Treatment for Norovirus is Identified
    Antibiotics aren’t supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers ...More
    January 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for Xpert Norovirus
    Cepheid announces that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Xpert® Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for expeditious identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II ...More
    December 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How to Cultivate Norovirus in Human Cells
    Noroviruses are pernicious intestinal viruses. They cause violent vomiting and diarrhea, and people ill with the virus remain contagious up to three days after they seem to recover. Although a vaccine for these viruses is in clinical trials, there is still no medication to ...More
    November 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • 179 Million Cases of Acute Diarrhea in U.S. Each Year, Most are Preventable
    In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Gastro Outbreaks Hit the Elderly Hardest
    Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. This is the finding from a study led by Craig Davis from Department of Health Queensland, published in the April issue of the ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Confirms Illnesses Reported on Royal Caribbean Ship Caused by Norovirus
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s laboratory has confirmed that the gastrointestinal illness that sickened more than 600 passengers and crew aboard Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas this week during a cruise to the Caribbean was caused by ...More
    January 31, 2014 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Clorox Offers New Influenza and Norovirus Prevention Toolkit
    Flu season is here, accompanied by seasonal spikes in norovirus which means that healthcare facilities around the country are bracing to prevent outbreaks of severe illness caused by hospital-onset infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...More
    January 21, 2014 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Norovirus Vaccine Reduces Symptoms of Illness by More than Half, Research Shows
    An investigational vaccine appears generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of norovirus, reducing the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal (GI) infection, vomiting and/or diarrhea, by 52 percent, suggests research being presented at IDWeek ...More
    October 4, 2013 Posted in News