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May 01, 2018

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 27, 2016

Apr 27, 2016
Norovirus

Norovirus studies pinpoint global burden, build case for vaccine

The global economic burden of a disease that kills 200,000 annually is a staggering $60 billion a year.

Nov 03, 2015

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.

Jun 03, 2014

Jun 03, 2014
Tossing a salad

CDC: Norovirus leads list of food outbreak culprits

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

Jul 11, 2013

Jul 11, 2013
Electron micrograph of norovirus particles

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 01, 2013

Jul 01, 2013
Tossed chicken salad

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

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).

Jan 29, 2013

Jan 29, 2013

CDC: Produce leads list of food vehicles for illness

(CIDRAP News) – After scrutinizing a decade's worth of data on foodborne disease outbreaks, federal health officials estimate that produce was the vehicle in close to half of all illnesses and that poultry was the culprit in 19% of all deaths.

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