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  • California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

    Source: http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci...eak-at-elderly

    2 patients die after viral outbreak at elderly-care complex

    By Nels Johnson
    Marin Independent Journal
    Posted: 01/04/2013 01:02:42 PM PST

    By Nels Johnson
    Marin Independent Journal

    Two elderly patients have died following an outbreak of contagious norovirus that sickened them and 57 other people at The Redwoods residential care facility in Mill Valley.

    Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matthew Willis reported Friday that the two died at Marin General Hospital where they were taken after falling ill, and that while norovirus may have contributed, it cannot be regarded as the cause of the deaths.

    At least one of the patients was a "comfort care" case near the end of life, he added...

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    Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

    Can't Stop Vomiting? It Could Be The Norovirus

    Posted: Jan 07, 2013 6:52 PM CSTUpdated: Jan 07, 2013 7:41 PM CST

    Go to any emergency room right about now and you're likely to face an extra long wait. SoCal doctors and hospitals are seeing an onslaught of patients suffering from severe vomiting.

    The culprit could be the wildly contagious norovirus.
    ...
    Now it seems the virus is everywhere. On average, norovirus victims infect an average of seven people before they get well.

    Read more: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/2052610...#ixzz2HObluv2p
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

      Suspected norovirus outbreak hits Lafayette school

      <!--subtitle--><!--byline-->By David DeBolt Contra Costa Timescontracostatimes.com
      <!--date-->Posted: 01/16/2013 04:42:13 PM PST
      <!--secondary date-->January 17, 2013 2:0 AM GMTUpdated: 01/16/2013 06:00:30 PM PST

      LAFAYETTE -- A suspected norovirus outbreak at a Lafayette elementary school this past week -- one of 10 active cases in Contra Costa County -- has health officials reminding residents to take precautions to avoid the contagious bug in the final months of the flu season.

      The outbreak is one of the largest so far in Contra Costa County in a season that Bay Area health leaders say has otherwise been typical.

      More than 100 students at Burton Valley Elementary School were absent on Friday -- 10 times the number of absences on a typical day. Many reported symptoms similar to norovirus.

      Principals notified parents on Friday, and custodians spent the weekend scrubbing classrooms. School officials have not pinpointed the origin of the outbreak or confirmed it as norovirus but are working with county health leaders and monitoring other Lafayette School District schools.

      An unusual number of students have been absent from Stanley Middle School, which has many students with siblings attending Burton Valley.

      Read more:
      http://www.insidebayarea.com/breakin...fayette-school
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
      -Nelson Mandela

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      • #4
        Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

        Norovirus outbreak ends at the Redwoods in Mill Valley

        <!--subtitle--><!--byline-->By Nels Johnson
        Marin Independent Journalmarinij.com

        <!--date-->Posted: 01/17/2013 02:52:03 PM PST

        An outbreak of contagious norovirus appears to have ended after sickening scores of seniors at the Redwoods residential care center in Mill Valley.
        ...
        Most routines were scheduled to resume Friday after several days without a new case of the disease. "There haven't been any cases in three days," he said. "There's no one sick right now."

        Two elderly patients died and 78 other residents and staff members were sickened, including seven who got the illness twice, in an outbreak that began Dec. 24.
        ...
        The Redwoods' outbreak comes after an outbreak at Villa Marin in San Rafael that sickened 27 people in November, as well as a wave of illness that hit 14 people who attended a business party in Mill Valley.
        ...

        Full text:
        http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci...ds-mill-valley
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

          Norovirus Outbreak Closes Concord Deli

          The North Park Deli was closed Tuesday by Contra Costa environmental health officials.

          ByDavid Mills
          Email the author
          4:59 pm


          A Concord deli has been closed by Contra Costa County environmental health officials due to norovirus contamination.

          Marilyn Underwood, environmental health department director, said the North Park Deli on Nelson Avenue was shut down late Tuesday afternoon. It's uncertain when the eatery will re-open.

          Underwood said two employees at the deli have tested positive for the virus.

          She said her department was first notified of the illness when 15 people who were at an event catered by North Park Deli on Friday evening became sick over the weekend.

          More...
          http://concord-ca.patch.com/articles...s-concord-deli
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

            Concord: North Park Deli reopens after being shuttered because of norovirus outbreak

            By Rick Hurd and Daniel M. Jimenez Contra Costa Timescontracostatimes.com
            Posted: 02/01/2013 07:22:42 AM PST
            February 1, 2013 3:23 PM GMTUpdated: 02/01/2013 07:23:05 AM PST
            ...
            The North Park Deli on Nelson Avenue was shut down Tuesday, three days after employees there catered an event and more than 100 people ate the food they prepared, said Marilyn Underwood, the county's Director of Environmental Health. But a thorough cleaning of the restaurant convinced the agency it was ready for reopening.

            By lunchtime Thursday, a dozen people were waiting in line and many tables were occupied.
            ...
            At least 45 people who attended the event have reported norovirus symptoms, Underwood said. The health agency is trying to interview them all, she said, so they can determined what procedures may or may not have been followed.
            ...

            Full text:
            http://www.contracostatimes.com/brea...virus-outbreak
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
            -Nelson Mandela

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            • #7
              Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

              Posted: 10:44 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

              Walnut Creek steakhouse reopens after norovirus outbreak

              KTVU.com
              WALNUT CREEK, Calif. —

              A steakhouse in Contra Costa County was shut down earlier this week because of a norovirus outbreak, but it reopened Friday night.

              County health officials closed Fleming's Steakhouse from Wednesday until Friday after they said the norovirus sickened several employees and at least two customers.

              More...
              http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/...irus-ou/nWKgH/
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
              -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

                Possible norovirus outbreak strikes Sacramento care facilities

                5:57 PM, Feb 11, 2013
                ...
                Twenty people at Carlton Plaza Sacramento and 14 people at Crown Plaza Sacramento, both on Fulton Avenue, have been experiencing illness symptomatic of norovirus, according to Laura McCasland with the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services. Laboratory test results have not yet come back to confirm the illness.

                No one has died. One patient was taken to the ER for evaluation, McCasland said.
                ...

                Full text:
                http://www.news10.net/news/article/2...are-facilities
                "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                -Nelson Mandela

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                • #9
                  Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

                  Sacramento County probes possible outbreak of norovirus at Mulvaney's restaurant

                  By Chris Macias
                  cmacias@sacbee.com

                  Published: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 12:00 am
                  Last Modified: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013 - 7:36 am

                  Sacramento County public health officials are investigating Mulvaney's B&L restaurant as the source of a possible norovirus outbreak in late February.
                  ...
                  The investigation centers on diners who ate at the popular midtown restaurant on Feb. 23 and Feb. 25-26. The county Department of Health and Human Services received 20 reports of customers falling ill shortly after those days and launched the inquiry. Given that Mulvaney's has a 100-person seating capacity, hundreds of patrons may have been exposed.
                  ...

                  Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/03/19/5276413/sacramento-county-probes-possible.html#storylink=cpy
                  "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                  -Nelson Mandela

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                  • #10
                    Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

                    Norovirus identified as cause of Stanford illnesses

                    <!-- e src/business/templates/hearst/article/headline.tpl --><!-- src/business/templates/hearst/article/types/byline.tpl -->Kurtis Alexander
                    Updated 11:33 am, Thursday, November 14, 2013

                    (11-14) 11:03 PST STANFORD -- A recent outbreak of stomach illness at Stanford University was probably caused by norovirus, health investigators said Thursday.

                    Although tests did not confirm the presence of the highly contagious virus, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department reported that norovirus was the most reasonable explanation for why dozens of students were sickened at a campus residence hall.

                    Between Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 62 students reported flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea, health officials said.
                    ...
                    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...rd-4983144.php
                    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                    -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Re: California: 2013 Norovirus outbreaks

                      County health investigation closes, norovirus likely cause of stomach illness

                      By Ileana Najarro
                      November 19, 2013

                      The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has officially completed its investigation on the cause of the gastrointestinal illness that afflicted students in Florence Moore Hall (FloMo) late October. No conclusions were drawn on the original source of the outbreak, but health officials state norovirus was likely the cause.

                      “We know the county did an exhaustive investigation, but sometimes it’s not possible to get an exact source,” said Lisa Lapin, University spokeswoman.

                      Between the afternoon of Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, a total of 62 residents from FloMo—two of whom were faculty—reported stomach-flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and in some cases, diarrhea, Lapin said. Seven students were eventually treated at Stanford Hospital for dehydration and released.

                      These numbers do not include the cases of the same symptoms of illness in Wilbur Hall. However, it cannot be assumed these cases were spread from the FloMo cases, said Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, who emphasized that norovirus is extremely common at this time of year.

                      More...
                      http://www.stanforddaily.com/2013/11...omach-illness/
                      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                      -Nelson Mandela

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