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  • 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
  • Monoclonal Antibody is Effective Against Norovirus
    Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provide the first proof of concept data showing that a monoclonal antibody can neutralize human norovirus. This research, which could one day lead to effective therapies against the virus, ...More
    July 24, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study Lays Groundwork for Norovirus Antiviral Treatments
    An animal model of the human norovirus created at the University of Michigan Health System lays the groundwork for understanding the biology of the pesky virus and developing antiviral drug treatment. Well-known as the virus that impacts cruise ship vacations, norovirus ...More
    July 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • Cruise Ships and Norovirus: How Copper Can Keep People Healthy on the Open Seas
    Commonly contracted on cruise ships, a new study proves that antibiotic-resistant norovirus is no match for antimicrobial copper-touch surfaces. Designed as the ultimate getaway, cruise ships attract millions of vacationers each year. For days—or even weeks—cruise ship ...More
    June 12, 2013 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Research Shows Copper Destroys Norovirus
    New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus. The virus can be contracted from contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning surfaces made from ...More
    May 28, 2013 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene