- Norovirus particles coming from vomit can be transmitted through the air and infect people weeks later.
- A study conducted in the UK suggests copper surfaces are effective in stopping the spread of the dangerous norovirus.
- A new study suggests that electron beam pasteurization can increase the safety of eating raw oysters by killing pathogenic noroviruses and hepatitis A.
- The cruise ship Carnival Fascination failed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health inspection, with transgressions like the presence on board of live flies, food waste, a cockroach, and a staff member with gastroenteritis.
- A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain.
- There have been 3,877 laboratory-confirmed cases of norovirus in Britain this winter, 72 percent higher than the number of cases reported at the same point last year.
- CDC announced that 400 people aboard two cruises in the Caribbean have fallen ill.
- Researchers have found that the washing methods used by restaurants may not significantly reduce contamination of the norovirus.