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Jun 05, 2012

Jun 05, 2012

Study links viral GI illnesses to untreated wells

(CIDRAP News) – A study found that low-level viral contamination and a higher incidence of acute gastrointestinal (GI) illness were linked to nondisinfected municipal groundwater in Wisconsin, findings that researchers say could spur regulatory steps.

May 09, 2012

May 09, 2012

Bathroom-stored grocery bag fingered in norovirus outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The role of fomites in norovirus outbreaks has been difficult to pin down, but Oregon health officials today described how a reusable grocery bag left in a bathroom where a patient was sick spread the virus to members of a girls' soccer team and their chaperones.

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