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Seattle area restaurant’s employees and patrons connected to norovirus outbreak

Seatle-King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of norovirus-like illness with vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, chills, and fever associated with Dave & Buster’s in Auburn, WA. Since April 5, 2019, five people from a single meal party reported becoming ill after consuming food and beverages from Dave & Buster’s in Auburn on March 31,... Continue Reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Clemson researchers target vomit cleanup methods in new norovirus research

Ever since that time in 2008 when one of Amy’s French students barfed in class, we’ve sorta been obsessed with, what is the proper way to clean up barf? Especially if norovirus is involved. The previous story gives an idea … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog Multiple modes of transmission during a Thanksgiving Day Norovirus outbreak, 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports on November 28, 2017, the manager of restaurant A in Tennessee reported receiving 18 complaints from patrons with gastrointestinal illness who had dined there on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. Tennessee Department of … Continue reading Read More

Author: Doug Powell --- Source: barfblog We’re still all hosts on a viral planet: How Norovirus infection gets its start

Norovirus — the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness best known for spreading rapidly on cruise chips, in nursing homes, schools and other densely populated spaces — kills an estimated 200,000 people annually, mostly in the developing world. There’s no treatment or … Continue reading Read More