Norovirus

Pressure 'easing' on busy A&E units

<b>Pressures on busy A&E units have begun to ease in England, but hospitals remain over-crowded, NHS bosses say.</b><p>Latest figures from NHS England, for the week up to last Sunday, showed ambulances experienced fewer delays waiting outside hospital compared to the previous week.<p>The number delayed beyond …

Cold weather likely to put emergency services under further strain

The cold snap is likely to put a further strain on accident and emergency services already dealing with raised levels of flu and norovirus, NHS …

Birmingham, UK

Feared norovirus outbreak closes Grand Rapids campus

Davenport University says it's closing its main campus in Grand Rapids until Monday after about 100 students there may have contracted a …

Grand Rapids

Should you go to hospital with symptoms of Aussie Flu?

Doctors are urging Merseysiders who catch flu and other seasonal bugs to not see A&E departments as their first port of call for treatment.<p>That’s …

Public Health

Flu and norovirus in the North East: Two more hospital wards closed after outbreak

Two more hospital wards have been closed as the norovirus outbreak continues.<p>Visitors have now been barred from a total of 11 wards at North Tyneside …

Disease

Everyone says they love the NHS - so why don't they act like it?

Liverpool's NHS loses around £500,000 a year from patients failing to return equipment, according to health chiefs.<p>Local patients have not returned …

Health Care

57 sickened at public school after norovirus outbreak

Officials say an outbreak of norovirus at a San Francisco school has caused at least 57 people, 53 students and four teachers, to be sick.<p>The San …

Public Health

What's the difference between a cold and flu? Symptoms and '£20 note test' you can do at home as Aussie flu sweeps UK

It’s that time of year again (sniff, sniff) and, 2018 has arguably been the worst winter in a while.<p>Aussie flu is sweeping the nation and if you've …

Public Health

Norovirus outbreak forces Plymouth school to close

A norovirus outbreak hit Plymouth’s Rising Tide Charter Public School this week, affecting about 20 percent of students and staff members and forcing …

Boston

Norovirus At University Place Restaurant Has Sickened Up To 10

Hundreds have been sickened at two restaurants in University Place and Tacoma, health officials say.<p>UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - The El Toro restaurant in …

Seattle

Just the beginning? Fears NHS winter pressure in the North East is only going to get worse

Winter pressures on the region’s hospitals is only just beginning, a North East NHS boss has warned.<p>New figures have revealed that more than 76,000 …

Tyneside

What it's really like aboard a gastro cruise ship

Hearing the words norovirus and gastroenteritis on day two of an 11-day cruise is not want you want or need. Otago Daily Times business editor Dene …

New Zealand News

Suspected norovirus closes Tacoma restaurant

The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department closed El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Tacoma’s Westgate neighborhood Monday (Jan. 8) due to a suspected …

Public Health

Father was drunk at the school gates; now MP gets action for children of alcoholics

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics received 36,000 emails and telephone calls last year.

Kenya

What is Australian flu? How to prevent the virus and the symptoms to look out for

As the number of people hospitalised by flu has tripled in a week, one in four patients admitted with influenza is suffering from the deadliest strain - known as Australian flu.<p>The latest statistics suggest around 4.5 milllion people in England are suffering "influenza-like symptoms".<p>Last week, 24 …

Public Health

All the cool new friends you'll meet when you drink raw water

So many buddies are going to show up in your GI track.<p>Do you ever feel like your drinking water is <i>just too clean</i>? Last week, <i>The New York Times</i> reported on a trendy new beverage known as raw water. Yes: people are spending loads on unfiltered, untreated, and totally unsterilized spring water.<p>“It has …

Psychology

Sea Princess passenger spends 60 hours in isolation

Helen Perry was one of many holidaymakers to be struck down during a gastro outbreak while enjoying a Tasman Sea cruise aboard the Sea …

Viruses

Gastroenteritis outbreak on Sea Princess cruise sickens 200 passengers

Sea Princess passengers certainly weren't feeling like royalty after a gastrointestinal virus outbreak sickened over 200 people on the ship.<p>On Jan. 2, ABC AU reported that the Princess Cruise vessel docked in Brisbane, Australia, on Thursday morning after roughly 200 passengers suffered from a …

Cruise Ships

Want to Avoid Norovirus? Take a Cruise

While norovirus does rear its ugly head from time to time on a cruise ship, its likelihood remains very rare.<p>What's more, travelers need to be …

Viruses

Drinking Trendy 'Raw Water' Can Give You Hepatitis, Giardia And Other Horrible Diseases

Some people are drinking untreated water on purpose, The <i>New York Times</i> reported Friday. One manager at a grocery cooperative in San Francisco that …

E.coli

Bellevue Norovirus Outbreak Sickens At Least 9

King County closed Wild Ginger after five people complained of food poisoning after eating there in December.<p>BELLEVUE, WA - At least five people were …

Seattle

Stomach Virus Hits Santa Cruz County Senior Community

A county health officer suspects the stomach virus spreading among residents could be Norovirus, the Sentinel reported.<p>SANTA CRUZ, CA -- A senior …

San Francisco

NHS 111 calls peaked in week before Christmas amid rising cases of flu and norovirus

Non-emergency calls to the NHS hotline reached the highest level for 2017 in the seven days up to Christmas, figures showed, amid rising cases of flu and norovirus.<p>NHS England's weekly operational update showed a spike in the number of calls to its 111 service - some 396,262 in the seven days …

Public Health

Health officials investigating possible norovirus outbreak at popular Bellevue restaurant

BELLEVUE, Wash. - Public Health Seattle King County is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at a popular Bellevue restaurant.<p>Health officials …

Public Health

One ward closed due to norovirus as flu arrives 'in force' in North East hospitals

Just one hospital ward remains closed due to an outbreak of norovirus which hit a North East NHS trust almost two weeks ago.<p>The winter vomiting bug …

Disease

Norovirus outbreak continues as visitor restrictions in place at nine hospitals

Another ward at Wansbeck General Hospital has been closed as the North East’s worst norovirus outbreak in years continues.<p>Three hospitals still have …

Disease

Norovirus outbreak sickens 39 at Tacoma senior living facility

TACOMA, Wash. - At least 39 people have been sickened by an outbreak of the highly contagious norovirus at a Tacoma senior loving center, health …

Public Health

Illness probe of LA Chipotle location spreads to pizza joint next door

A probe into illnesses at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Los Angeles has expanded into the pizza joint next door, according to local …

Business

180 people struck by norovirus outbreak at Northumberland hospital

The NHS has imposed strict visiting restrictions after 180 people contracted the winter vomiting bug.<p>A Northumberland hospital has imposed strict …

Disease

11 wards at hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside now closed due to norovirus

Eleven wards are now closed in hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside because of an outbreak of norovirus.<p>The Northumbria Healthcare NHS …

Disease