Norovirus


  • Infection Control in Alternate Settings
    Research shows that compliance to infection control (IC) precautions is internationally suboptimal and, according to European researchers, compliance at suboptimal levels has "significant implications for staff safety, patient protection and the care environment."¹On ...More
    April 1, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Vaccine for Stomach Flu May be Possible
    Every year, millions of people are infected with noroviruses -- commonly called “stomach flu” -- often resulting in up to 72 hours of vomiting and diarrhea. While most people recover in a few days, the symptoms can lead to dehydration and - in rare cases, especially among ...More
    February 13, 2008 Posted in News
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    Norwalk Virus Outbreak Poses Steep Costs to Hospital A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • CHG Announces its Saniguard Antimicrobial Coating Proves Effective Against Norovirus
    LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Component Hardware Group (CHG), a leading manufacturer and distributor of plumbing and specialty hardware components to healthcare, food-service, institutional and commercial markets, has successfully tested the protective coating, SANIGUARD, against ...More
    September 19, 2007 Posted in News
  • “Cruise Ship Illness” Challenging and Costly to Hospitals, Too
    A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop the infection from spreading among patients, staff and ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Microbiologists Expose Norovirus: It's as Common as a Cold
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- In the past year, outbreaks of the stomach flu were triggered by a highly contagious virus, infecting people on cruise ships, in hotels and nursing homes. The culprit of these outbreaks was a group of extremely common viruses known as norovirus, which ...More
    March 9, 2007 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • FDA is Investigating Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Oysters
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating an outbreak of norovirus-associated illness linked to eating raw oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay, Texas. FDA advises consumers to avoid eating raw oysters harvested from this area after Feb. 1, 2007, as a ...More
    March 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Norovirus Expert Says Sanitation and Science Prevent Disease Transmission
    Noroviruses, also known as Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses, are estimated to cause 23 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the United States each year. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and sometimes fever. This winter has seen what some say is a ...More
    January 29, 2007 Posted in News
  • Health Department Offers Tips to Avoid Norovirus Infection
    HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, or "stomach flu," continuing to be reported across the commonwealth and nation, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is reminding the general public about ways they can help to avoid norovirus infection -- a ...More
    January 19, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Use Mass Spectrometry to Detect Norovirus Particles
    Scientists have used mass spectrometry for decades to determine the chemical composition of samples but rarely has it been used to identify viruses, and never in complex environmental samples. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently ...More
    April 10, 2006 Posted in News