Recent News

Mar 11, 2015

News Scan for Mar 11, 2015

More Saudi MERS cases
Norovirus from food
Jun 27, 2014

News Scan for Jun 27, 2014

California pertussis surge
Live-poultry Salmonella
Global norovirus prevalence
UK foodborne disease
Jun 03, 2014

CDC: Norovirus leads list of food outbreak culprits

Foodservice settings, not cruise ships, top  the list for norovirus outbreak culprits.

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.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ahmed SM, Hall AJ, Robinson AE, et al. Global prevalence of norovirus in cases of gastroenteritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Jun 27)

Bernstein DI, Atmar RL, Lyon GM, et al. Norovirus vaccine against experimental human GII.4 virus illness: a challenge study in healthy adults. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Sep 9)

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

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, Fonager J, Ersboll AK, et al. Norovirus epidemiology in community and health care settings and association with patient age, Denmark. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 Jul;20(7):1123-31

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)

Guo Z, Huang J, Shi G, et al. A food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis caused by norovirus GII in a university located in Xiamen City, China. Int J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Sep 29)

Hall AJ, Wikswo ME, Pringle K, et al. Foodborne norovirus outbreaks--United States, 2009-2012. (Vital signs) MMWR 2014 Jun 3;63(early release):1-5

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

Mans J, Murray TY, Taylor MB. Novel norovirus recombinants detected in South Africa. Virol J 2014 Sep 17;11:168

Marc HZJ, Gunalan V, Ging NC, et al. Emergence of Norovirus GI.2 outbreaks in military camps in Singapore. Int J Infect Dis 2014 (published Dec 18)

Sakon N, Yamazaki K, Nakata K, et al. Impact of genotype-specific herd immunity on the circulatory dynamism of norovirus: a 10-year longitudinal study of viral acute gastroenteritis. J Infect Dis 2014 (published online Sep 9)

Tallant A, Porter CK, Putnam SD, et al. Relative cost-effectiveness of a norovirus vaccine in the deployed military setting compared to a vaccine against Campylobacter sp., ETEC, and Shigella sp. Vaccine 2014 Sep 8;32(40):5156-62

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)

Xue C, Fu Y, Zhu W, et al. An outbreak of acute norovirus gastroenteritis in a boarding school in Shanghai: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Public Health 2014 Oct 22;14:1092

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