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Sapovirus discovered in nursing homes
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Norovirus infections have hit hard in nursing homes recently, but new research suggests a related virus is also causing big problems.  Sapovirus has been identified by health researchers in Oregon: it may be more common than previously thought and it’s on the rise in nursing homes and long-term care centers. A new study shows 66 […]

Norovirus hits Oregon nursing homes
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

An Ashland, Oregon nursing home has reported a suspected outbreak of norovirus among staff and residents. Linda Vista in Jackson County has notified the Oregon Department of Health, but is downplaying the incident, according to Ashland Daily Tidings. Clatsop County’s Public Health Department is also investigating claims of norovirus in local elder care facilities. Norovirus […]

Norovirus Outbreak in Washington Traced to Oysters from Korea
Monday, November 7th, 2011

Last Friday, the FDA reported that ASSI-branded frozen oysters from Korea had been linked to a norovirus outbreak in Washington state. The oysters were served in a Washington state restaurant and eaten by three people who became ill and tested positive for norovirus. Norovirus causes gastroenteritis (an inflammation of the stomach and intestines). The most common […]