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Posts tagged Diarrhea

Preventing Norovirus Infection

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It’s not just passengers on cruises that get sick with norovirus! Noroviruses are estimated to be responsible for 49 percent of all foodborne illness. It is miserable to have, easy to transmit, and requires a few simple actions to prevent.   Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation [...]

The Unnecessary Measles Outbreak

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Outbreak Like a suspenseful science fiction flick, there is a looming epidemic threatening us. Although the outbreak is moving too slowly to make a good movie, it is spreading across the world, causing 158,000 deaths last year, and possibly more this year. And it’s a tragic epidemic, because it is entirely preventable.   The measles vacc [...]

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