Copper Can Destroy Norovirus; Scientist Suggests We Replace All Our Doorknobs

By | Wed, 05/29/2013 - 12:36

A study conducted in the UK suggests copper surfaces are effective in stopping the spread of the dangerous norovirus.

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Raw Oyster Pasteurization Cuts Viral Food Poisoning Risk

By | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:20

A new study suggests that electron beam pasteurization can increase the safety of eating raw oysters by killing pathogenic noroviruses and hepatitis A.

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Carnival Fails Health Inspection: What Are CDC Standards for Cruise Vessels?

By | Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:54

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.

New Strain of Norovirus Spreads Around the World

By | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 08:33

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.

UK Norovirus Sickness Cases Reach Over 1.1 Million

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:28

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.

Passengers on Two Christmas Cruises Fall Ill Due to Possible Norovirus Infection

By | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 16:21

CDC announced that 400 people aboard two cruises in the Caribbean have fallen ill.

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Food Poisoning Can Be Transmitted Through Restaurant Plates, Even if Washed

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:35

Researchers have found that the washing methods used by restaurants may not significantly reduce contamination of the norovirus.