Recent News

Nov 21, 2018

News Scan for Nov 21, 2018

Pork roll Listeria cluster
Thanksgiving with a side of norovirus
Saudi MERS case
Dengue case in Florida
Jul 27, 2018

News Scan for Jul 27, 2018

Top US food outbreak culprits
Salad Cyclospora total nears 300
Infectious Zika in semen
Jun 28, 2018
Child splashing in lake

CDC profiles outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

Lessons learned from 140 outbreaks involving nearly 5,000 people and steps to minimize the risk of getting sick from swimming.

Jun 21, 2018

News Scan for Jun 21, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
ACIP on flu, anthrax vaccines
US food outbreak review
May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks
Feb 09, 2018

News Scan for Feb 09, 2018

Olympics norovirus outbreak
2018 priority diseases
Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
Guinea Lassa fever case
Far-UV light against flu
Jun 02, 2017

News Scan for Jun 02, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Zimbabwe H5N8 outbreak
Diarrheal disease
South Sudan vaccine deaths
Allergy test for stewardship
Feb 23, 2017

News Scan for Feb 23, 2017

More H5N8 outbreaks
Zika testicular shrinkage
Polio still global emergency
Norovirus tracking
Sep 13, 2016

News Scan for Sep 13, 2016

New norovirus strains
MDR pathogens in Syrian kids
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Cholera in Haiti
New C diff antibiotic

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ao Y, Cong X, Jin M, et al. Genetic analysis of re-emerging GII.P16–GII.2 noroviruses in 2016-2017 in China. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Mar 29)

Brennan J, Cavallo SJ, Garman K, et al. Multiple modes of transmission during a Thanksgiving day norovirus outbreak — Tennessee, 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Nov 23;67(46):1300-1

Brown JR, Roy S, Shah D, et al. Norovirus transmission dynamics in a paediatric hospital using full genome sequences. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online May 25)

Burke RM, Shih SM, Yen C, et al Burden of severe norovirus disease in Taiwan, 2003-2013. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 6)

Cannon JL, Lopman BA, Payne DC, et al. Birth cohort studies assessing norovirus infection and immunity in young children: a review. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 12)

Cheung SKC, Kwok K, Zhang LY, et al. Higher viral of emerging norovirus GII.P16-GII.2 than pandemic GII.4 and epidemic GII.17, Hong Kong, China. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Dec 4)

de Andrade JDSR, Fumian TM, Leite JPG, et al. Norovirus GII.17 associated with foodborne acute gastroenteritis outbreak in Brazil, 2016. Food Environ Virol 2018 Jun;10(2):212-6

Esteves A, Nordgren J, Tavares C, et al. Genetic diversity of norovirus in children under 5 years of age with acute gastroenteritis from Angola. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Mar 14)

Giammanco GM, Bonura F, Urone N, et al. Waterborne norovirus outbreak at a seaside resort likely originating from municipal water distribution system failure. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Apr 10)

Grafe CJ, Staes CJ, Kawamoto K, et al. State-level adoption of national guidelines for norovirus outbreaks in health care settings. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online May 17)

Han J, Wu X, Chen L, et al. Emergence of norovirus GII.P16-GII.2 strains in patients with acute gastroenteritis in Huzhou, China, 2016-2017. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Jul 24;18:342

Harris JP, Iturriza-Gomara M, Allen DJ, et al. Norovirus strain types found within the second infectious intestinal diseases (IID2) study: an analysis of norovirus circulating in the community. BMC Infect Dis 2019 Jan 25;19:87

Hossain ME, Rahman R, Ali SI, et al. Epidemiologic and genotypic distribution of noroviruses among children with acute diarrhea and healthy controls in a low-income rural setting. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 23)

Hughes SL, Morbey RA, Elliot AJ, et al. Monitoring telehealth vomiting calls as a potential public health early warning system for seasonal norovirus activity in Ontario, Canada. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Mar 8)

Jalava K, Kauppinen A, Al-Hello H, et al. An outbreak of norovirus infection caused by ice cubes and a leaking air ventilation valve. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Dec 3)

Kambhampati AK, Vargas B, Mushtaq M, et al. Active surveillance for norovirus in a U.S. Veterans Affairs patient population, Houston, Texas, 2015-2016. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Mar 6)

Kowalzik F, Binder H, Zoller D, et al. Norovirus gastroenteritis among hospitalized patients, Germany, 2007-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Nov;24(11)

Lowther JA, Gustar NE, Powell AL, et al. A one-year survey of norovirus in UK oysters collected at the point of sale. Food Environ Virol 2018 (published online May 2)

Nelson MI, Mahfuz M, Chhabra P, et al. Genetic diversity of noroviruses circulating in a pediatric cohort in Bangladesh. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 23)

Paranthaman K, Pringle E, Burgess A, et al. An unusual outbreak of norovirus associated with a Halloween-themed swimming pool party in England, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Nov 1;23(44):pii=1700773

Pauly M, Black AP, Khampanisong P, et al. Immunity levels to poliovirus in Lao children and adults before the vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreak: a retrospective study. PLoS One 2018 May 15;13(5):e0197370

Sakon N, Sadamasu K, Shinkai T, et al. Foodborne outbreaks caused by human norovirus GII.P17-GII.17-contaminated nori, Japan, 2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 11)

Thorne L, Nalwoga A, Mentzer AJ, et al. The first norovirus longitudinal seroepidemiological study from sub-Saharan Africa reveals high seroprevalence of diverse genotypes associated with host susceptibility factors. J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 18)

Wang A, Huang Q, Qin L, et al. Epidemiological characteristics of asymptomatic norovirus infection in a population from oyster (Ostrea rivularis Gould) farms in southern China. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 22)

Wang Y, Hao L, Pan L, et al. Age, primary symptoms, and genotype characteristics of norovirus outbreaks in Shanghai schools in 2017. Sci Rep 2018 (published online Oct 15)

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