Recent News

Jan 15, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Jan 15, 2016

Nut butter Salmonella outbreak over
Cruise ship norovirus
Dec 23, 2015

News Scan for Dec 23, 2015

New norovirus strain in Minnesota
Microcephaly continues rise in Brazil
MERS over in South Korea
Dec 14, 2015

News Scan for Dec 14, 2015

Acute gastroenteritis in the US
More chikungunya cases
Ebola and bleeding
Nov 03, 2015
Poultry packages

CDC: Multistate outbreaks show need for more food industry action

Multistate events are linked to 56% of outbreak deaths even though they make up just 3% of  outbreaks.

Aug 20, 2015

News Scan for Aug 20, 2015

Closure on US avian flu outbreaks
Risky contact lens behavior
Aerosolized norovirus
Jul 06, 2015

News Scan for Jul 06, 2015

US measles death
Planning global polio vaccine switch
Novel norovirus in Japan
May 14, 2015

Food Outbreak Scan for May 14, 2015

Swimming-related norovirus
Gecko-linked Salmonella outbreak
Blue Bell Listeria steps
Apr 22, 2015

Foodborne Disease Scan for Apr 22, 2015

Ohio botulism outbreak
Possible sushi-linked Salmonella
Norovirus in hospital air
Apr 06, 2015

News Scan for Apr 06, 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone
Two Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya cases
Listeria-tied plant closure
Variant norovirus strain
Apr 02, 2015

Food Safety Scan for Apr 02, 2015

Global threat of foodborne disease
USDA food safety grants

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bonifait L, Charlebois R, Vimont A, et al. Detection and quantification of airborne norovirus during outbreaks in healthcare facilities. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Apr 21)

Cates SC, Kosa KM, Brophy JE, et al. Consumer education needed on norovirus prevention and control: findings from a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults. J Food Prot 2015 Mar;78(3):484-90

Chan MCW, Lee N, Hung TN, et al. Rapid emergence and predominance of a broadly recognizing and fast-evolving norovirus GII.17 variant in late 2014. Nat Commun 2015 (published online Dec 2)

Currier RL, Payne DC, Staat MA, et al. Innate susceptibility to norovirus infections influenced by FUT2 genotype in a United States pediatric population. Clin Infect Dis 2015 (published online Mar 5)

Franck KT, Nielsen RT, Holzknecht BJ, et al. Norovirus genotypes in hospital settings — differences between nosocomial and community-acquired infections. J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Feb 20)

Fu J, Ai J, Jin M, et al. Emergence of a new GII.17 norovirus variant in patients with acute gastroenteritis in Jiangsu, China, September 2014 to March 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 18;20(24):pii=21157

Gao Z, Liu B, Huo D, et al. Increased norovirus activity was associated with a novel norovirus GII.17 variant in Beijing, China during winter 2014-2015. BMC Infect Dis 2015 Dec 18;15:574

Koromyslova AD, White PA, Hansman GS. Treatment of norovirus particles with citrate. Virology 2015 (published online Aug 25)

Kowalzik F, Riera-Montes M, Verstraeten T, et al. The burden of norovirus disease in children in the European Union. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 Mar;34(3):229-34

Lindsay L, Wolter J, De Coster I, et al. A decade of norovirus disease risk among older adults in upper-middle and high income countries: a systematic review. BMC Infect Dis 2015 (published online Oct 14)

Liu Y, Tam YH, Yuan J, et al. A foodborne outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus and norovirus through non-seafood vehicle. PLoS One 2015 Sep 16;10(9):e0137848

Lu J, Sun L, Fang L, et al. Gastroenteritis outbreaks caused by norovirus GII.17, Guangdong Province, China, 2014-2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Apr 2)

Matsushima Y, Ishikawa M, Shimizu T, et al. Genetic analyses of GII.17 norovirus strains in diarrheal disease outbreaks from December 2014 to March 2015 in Japan reveal a novel polymerase sequence and amino acid substitutions in the capsid region. Euro Surveill 2015 Jul 2;20(26):pii=21173

Medici MC, Tummolo F, Calderaro A, et al. Identification of the novel Kawasaki 2014 GII.17 human norovirus strain in Italy, 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Sep 3;20(35):pii=30010

Parra GI, Green KY. Genome of emerging norovirus GII.17, United States, 2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online May 12)

Shioda K, Kambhampati A, Hall A, et al. Global age distribution of pediatric norovirus cases. Vaccine 2015 Aug 7;33(33):4065-8

Tung-Thompson G, Libera DA, Koch KL, et al. Aerosolization of a human norovirus surrogate, bacteriophage MS2, during simulated vomiting. PLoS One 2015 Aug 19;10(8):e0134277

Verhoef L, Hewitt J, Barclay L, et al. Norovirus genotype profiles associated with foodborne transmission, 1999-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Mar 11)

Wikswo ME, Kambhampati A, Shioda K, et al. Outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis transmitted by person-to-person contact, environmental contamination, and unknown modes of transmission — United States, 2009-2013. (Surveillance summaries) MMWR 2015 Dec 11;64(SS12):1-16

Zlot A, Simckes M, Vines J, et al. Norovirus outbreak associated with a natural lake used for recreation — Oregon, 2014. MMWR 2015 May 15;64(18);485-90

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