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Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in children

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Tweet According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, norovirus is now the leading causes of acute gastroenteritis in children younger than five seeking medical care. Between 2009 and 2010, norovirus was responsible for approximately … Read More »

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Norovirus quarantines 700 inmates at Illinois prison

Tweet Recent cases of norovirus among several dozen prisoners at Cook County Jail in Illinois led to a quarantine in a division of the jail affecting 700 inmates, according to law enforcement officials. The quarantine will confine the inmates in … Read More »

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U.K. says number of norovirus cases declining

Tweet The U.K. Health Protection Agency recently announced a 32 percent drop in the number of confirmed cases of norovirus in the country in the first week of 2013. The HPA said that the figure, down from 257 to 175, … Read More »

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New norovirus strain spreads worldwide

Tweet Health officials said on Wednesday that a new strain of diarrhea- and vomiting-causing norovirus spread to New Zealand, Japan and France from Australia and may become the most dominant strain in Britain. The strain, known as Sydney 2012, is … Read More »

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U.K. norovirus outbreak contributes to low blood supply

Tweet The U.K. National Health Service recently issued an appeal for O Negative blood after an outbreak of norovirus sparked a decrease in donations. The U.K. National Blood Service said that it had plenty of O Negative before the Christmas … Read More »

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Norovirus cases spike in Great Britain

TweetThe U.K. Health Protection Agency recently confirmed a 72 percent increase in norovirus cases in comparison to last year. The HPA said cases of norovirus have risen earlier than usual this winter in Great Britain and throughout the rest of … Read More »

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Norovirus suspected in Notre Dame summer camp outbreak

TweetPublic health investigators in Indiana are trying to discover how a suspected outbreak of norovirus began at a University of Notre Dame sports camps for middle- and high-school students. The illness sickened 107 students attending summer sports camps at the … Read More »

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