June 5, 2023

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Norovirus on Cruise Ships Return After Pandemic

So far this year there has been one norovirus outbreak, and three other outbreaks with symptoms of norovirus on cruise ships, after the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted those vacations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus outbreaks are common on these ships, partly because of the enclosed spaces and partly because the highly contagious virus spreads easily in crowded conditions. On the Arcadia, from P&O Cruises, 86 passengers and 20 crew members were sickened with norovirus out of 1,752 passengers and 815 crew members. In response to this outbreak, the crew increased cleaning and disinfection procedures, collected stool specimens from patients, and notified embarking guests about the situation. Brilliance of the Seas, a ship from Royal … [Read more...]

Baynes Sound Oysters May Be Contaminated With Norovirus

Baynes Sound Oysters may be contaminated with norovirus, according to the FDA. That agency has issued an alert warning restaurants and retailers to avoid selling the shellfish from British Columbia, and warning consumers not to eat them raw. The FDA is working with state, local, and federal officials and with Canadian officials on a norovirus outbreak that is linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. Illnesses have only been reported in Canada. There are no known cases of notorious in the U.S. that are associated with these oysters. But it's possible that states received these oysters through distribution to the United States. The oysters were harvested between January 16, 2023 and February 17, 2023, from Deep Bay in the Baynes Sound subarea 14-8. Landfiles included in … [Read more...]

At Least 130 Sick in Norovirus Outbreak at Las Vegas School

A bout of vomiting last week at the Wayne N. Tanaka Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada was caused by norovirus, according to news reports. At least 130 kids were projectile vomiting at this norovirus outbreak at Las Vegas school, according to MSN. The children were sickened during the school day. That quick onset does point to norovirus as the culprit. And that pathogen was confirmed in lab tests a few days ago that were conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District. Norovirus is very contagious and is spread through contaminated food and drink, through contact with surfaces (fomites), and also through person-to-person contact. Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. Some patients may also have fever, headache, and body aches. Most … [Read more...]

CDC Weighs In On Texas Oysters Norovirus Outbreak

The CDC has weighed in on the Texas oysters norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people. The oysters were harvested between 11/17/2022 and 12/7/2022 from harvest area TX 1 in Galveston Bay. Patients in this outbreak, 211 of them, live in Florida and Texas and six other states. The oysters were shipped to these states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The oysters may have been distributed in other states. There have been 211 illnesses reported as of December 15, 2022. The case count by state has not been released, nor has the illness onset date range or the patient age range. Restaurants and food retailers should not serve raw oysters from that area. The raw oysters were potentially contaminated with norovirus. … [Read more...]

It’s Likely That Monical’s Outbreak Was Norovirus

It's likely that the Monical's outbreak was norovirus, according to news reports, since the Tazewell County Health Department found three laboratory-confirmed cases of that type of infection on November 30, 2022. The food poisoning outbreak was announced two days ago, with at least 155 patrons reporting symptoms of stomach cramps, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Monical's Pizza is located at 6 Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Washington, Illinois. It was closed by the Illinois Department of Health for deep cleaning, food disposal, and employee training, but reopened on November 29, 2022. Investigators further revealed that the virus was probably transmitted through high touch surfaces, or fomites. The virus is very contagious, and is spread through person-to-person contact, … [Read more...]

Norovirus Sickened 173 at D. C. Cobb’s Restaurant in Illinois

A norovirus outbreak sickened 173 people at D. C. Cobb's restaurant in McHenry, Illinois in August 2022, according to an investigation by the McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH). Two of those patients were hospitalized. The last time this investigation was updated was on September 16, 2022, when it was reported that 16 people were sick after eating at that restaurant. The restaurant is located at 1204 North Green Street in McHenry. Norovirus is a common cause of food poisoning. it is a very contagious virus that is spread through contaminated food, through contact with contaminated surfaces, and through person-to-person contact. Symptoms of a norovirus infection include diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. A cluster of illnesses was linked to that restaurant at … [Read more...]

Gelato Artigianale Raspberry Gelato Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Gelato Artigianale Raspberry Gelato is being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The recalling firm is Angelo's Italian Market Inc. in London, Ontario. The recalled product is Gelato Artigianale al gusto di Raspberry Gelato that is sold in 1 liter packages. The UPC number that is printed on the label is 0 000000 067430. There are no codes on this item; it was sold at Angelo's Italian Market Inc., which is located at 755 Wonderland Road North, in London, Ontario, up to and including June 14, 2022. The raspberries used to make this product may be contaminated with the virus. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results. If you bought this … [Read more...]

Grand Canyon Reports 118 Cases of Norovirus Among Park Visitors

The Grand Canyon is reporting 118 cases of norovirus among park visitors. Park officials have stated that the cases are occurring among visitors to the Colorado River and backcountry campers. The National Park Service issued an alert about this issue on May 20, 2022. Symptoms that campers are experiencing include nauseas, stomach camps and pain, and sudden onset vomiting and diarrhea. The virus can spread quickly, especially among people in close contact with one another, such as those in rafts and camps. Norovirus has been confirmed among those who were on at least one rafting trip. Norovirus is extremely contagious that spreads several ways. You can get it from person-to-person contact, through contaminated food and drink, or through contact with contaminated surfaces. Most … [Read more...]

Revive Superfoods Smoothies and Oats Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Revive Superfoods Smoothies and Oats are being recalled in Canada because they were made with raspberries that have been recalled for norovirus contamination. No illnesses have been reported to the company to date in connection with the consumption of these items. The recalling firm is Revive Organics. The recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. These items were sold nationally and online. They are all Revive Superfoods brand. They include Acai Twist Smoothie in 201 gram packages, with UPC number 8 54681 00005 3 and codes 2022-10-11, 2022-10-19, 2022-10-20, 2022-11-06, 2022-11-09, and 2022-11-12. Berry Blu Smoothie in 194 gram containers with UPC number 8 54681 00009 1 and codes … [Read more...]

Alasko Frozen Raspberries Recalled in Canada For Possible Norovirus

Alasko Frozen Raspberries are being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. The individually quick frozen (IQF) berries were sold to hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. The recalling firm is New Alasko Limited Partnership. The recall notice did not state whether or not any illnesses have been reported to the company to date. The recalled product is Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries that are sold frozen. They were packaged in 5 x 1 kilogram containers. The codes on the product are: Lot number SY 21278, P.O.: 116381-01, and BB: 2023-OC-04. The UPC number that is stamped on the inner bag is 6 95058 00205 4, and the UPC number that is printed on the outer carton is: 1 069505 800205 1. If you have these Alasko Frozen … [Read more...]

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