Recent News

Jan 31, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Jan 31, 2014

FDA sanitary transport rule
Norovirus confirmed on cruise ship
Jan 27, 2014

News Scan for Jan 27, 2014

Caribbean chikungunya outbreak grows
GI illness on cruise ship
Oct 04, 2013

News Scan for Oct 04, 2013

Norovirus vaccine tested
Promising antiviral compounds
MDR-TB treatment completion
Jul 11, 2013

CDC says norovirus sickens up to 21 million a year

CDC experts say norovirus causes up to 21 million illnesses and 800 deaths a year.

Jul 10, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Jul 10, 2013

More hepatitis cases
Fighting norovius in schools
Jul 08, 2013

News Scan for Jul 08, 2013

Chinese H7N9 public response
New Codex produce safety standards
Cyclospora outbreak in Iowa, Nebraska
Tick-borne virus in South Korea
Jul 01, 2013

CDC: Leafy green, dairy outbreaks up slightly

A 10-year CDC study found an uptick in outbreaks linked to leafy vegetables and dairy products.

Mar 21, 2013

Norovirus overtakes rotavirus as leading GI illness in US kids

(CIDRAP News) – Norovirus has eclipsed rotavirus as the leading cause of gastroenteritis in US children and carries substantial infection and treatment costs, according to a new study led by a research team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bernard H, Faber M, Wilking H, et al. Large multistate outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis associated with frozen strawberries, Germany, 2012. Euro Surveill 2014 Feb 27;19(8):pii=20719

Debbink K, Lindesmith LC, Donaldson EF, et al. Emergence of new pandemic GII.4 Sydney norovirus strain correlates with escape from herd immunity. J Infect Dis 2013 (published online Aug 1)

ECDC. Prevention of norovirus infection in schools and childcare facilities. (Technical Report) Jul 10, 2013

Hall AJ, Lopman BA, Payne DC, et al. Norovirus disease in the United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug

Hall AJ, Wikswo ME, Manikonda K, et al. Acute gastroenteritis surveillance through the National Outbreak reporting system, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1305-9

Harris JP, Adams NL, Lopman BA, et al. The development of web-based surveillance provides new insights into the burden of norovirus outbreaks in hospitals in England. Epidemiol Infect 2013 (published online Nov 14) 

Hoffmann D, Mauroy A, Seebach J, et al. New norovirus classified as a recombinant GII.g/GII.1 causes an extended foodborne outbreak at a university hospital in Munich. J Clin Virol 2013 Sep;58(1):24-30

Kundu S, Lockwood J, Depledge DP, et al. Next generation whole genome sequencing identifies the direction of norovirus transmission in linked patients. Clin Infect Dis 2013 Aug 1;57(3):407-14

Leshem E, Barclay L, Wikswo M, et al. Genotype GI.6 norovirus, United States, 2010–2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1317-20

Pavoni E, Consoli M, Suffredini E, et al. Noroviruses in seafood: a 9-year monitoring in Italy. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2013 Jun 13;10(6):533-9

Rha B, Burrer S, Park S, et al. Emergency department visit data for rapid detection and monitoring of norovirus activity, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1214-21

Saito M, Goel-Apaza S, Espetia S, et al. Multiple norovirus infections in a birth cohort in a Peruvian peri-urban community. Clin Infect Dis 2013 (published online Dec 2)

Saupe AA, Kaehler D, Cebelinski EA, et al. Norovirus surveillance among callers to foodborne illness complaint hotline, Minnesota, USA, 2011-2013. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1293-6

Simmons K, Gambhir M, Leon J, et al. Duration of immunity to norovirus gastroenteritis. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1260-7

Tuladhar E, Hazeleger WC, Koopmans M, et al. Transfer of noroviruses between fingers and fomites and food products. Int J Food Microbiol 2013 (published online Oct 5)

Wikswo ME, Desai R, Edwards KM, et al. Clinical profile of children with norovirus disease in rotavirus vaccine era. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Aug 27) 

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