Epidemiology in the News: Norovirus

Abstract Foodborne disease is one of the preventable diseases and yet highly prevalent in the society due to lack of or less stringent healthy sanitary measures including the lack of provision of extended paid sick leave for food service workers. There is no doubt that no preventative or control measures can assure 100% proof in the elimination process of foodborne diseases. However, it is not intractable to establish optimal standards sufficient in minimizing foodborne diseases. Norovirus is one of the pathogens in the group of foodborne pathogens associated with gastro-intestinal infection (Aleccia, 2014a). This review explores the events associated with the recent Norovirus cases reported in the Explorer Cruise Ships and other food environment areas.  Epidemiology in the News: Norovirus             Norovirus is a foodborne disease. The virus is a gut-specific bug. The bug can be found in less exotic places including restaurants and many food environments. Norovirus is the

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