Norovirus

17 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
FLU cases in England have tripled in the last week, new figures show. More than 200 people were admitted to intensive care with severe cases, while 26 people died of flu in the last week, Public Health England stats reveal. Flu cases in England have risen by a third in last week, with more than 200 admitted to intensive care with the bug It suggests the bug is starting to spread more widely – with hospitals beginning to show the first signs of pressure. Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE, said: “In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact. “These rises are typical for this time of year.” He said the most common strain doing the rounds at the moment is swine flu – A(H1N1)pdm09 – which is covered by this year’s flu vaccines. “Previous flu seasons suggest this strain particularly affects children, pregnant women, and adults with long-term conditions – so if you’re eligible, it’s not too late to get your free jab to protect yourself and vulnerable people around you,” he added. [quote credit=”Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE”]In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact[/quote] While there has been a rise, the flu figures are down on the same week last year – which turned out to be a particularly nasty flu season. Flu cases rose from 14.8 to 19.2 per 100,000 people over the last week. Last year that figure was 53.1 per 100,000 in England. VOMITING BUG How to avoid winter vomiting bug as nororvirus is set to sweep through schools and offices Meanwhile, over the last week, there were 237 admissions to intensive care or high dependency units for flu. The weekly figures also show cases of norovirus are up on last week – which is to be expected for the time of year. An NHS spokesman said: “NHS staff continue to pull out all the stops with flu and norovirus cases continuing to rise as expected in January, although, thanks to closer working between hospitals, local health groups and councils, fewer people are spending long periods in hospital compared with this time last year. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN HEALTH” posts_category=”7310″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “With temperatures set to drop, it’s more important than ever that people help doctors, nurses, paramedics and other frontline staff provide care to the most seriously ill, by getting the free flu jab if you’re eligible, and by using the NHS 111 service as the first port of call for non-emergencies.” Director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers Miriam Deakin said: “The figures this week show that the winter is making an impact, but trusts are coping, with staff working tirelessly for their patients. “Falling temperatures and rising cases of flu and norovirus are adding to already exceptionally high demand for NHS emergency care. We pay for your stories! Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours  
17 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
FLU cases in England have tripled in the last week, new figures show. More than 200 people were admitted to intensive care with severe cases, while 26 people died of flu in the last week, Public Health England stats reveal. Flu cases in England have risen by a third in last week, with more than 200 admitted to intensive care with the bug It suggests the bug is starting to spread more widely – with hospitals beginning to show the first signs of pressure. Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE, said: “In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact. “These rises are typical for this time of year.” He said the most common strain doing the rounds at the moment is swine flu – A(H1N1)pdm09 – which is covered by this year’s flu vaccines. “Previous flu seasons suggest this strain particularly affects children, pregnant women, and adults with long-term conditions – so if you’re eligible, it’s not too late to get your free jab to protect yourself and vulnerable people around you,” he added. [quote credit=”Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE”]In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact[/quote] While there has been a rise, the flu figures are down on the same week last year – which turned out to be a particularly nasty flu season. Flu cases rose from 14.8 to 19.2 per 100,000 people over the last week. Last year that figure was 53.1 per 100,000 in England. VOMITING BUG How to avoid winter vomiting bug as nororvirus is set to sweep through schools and offices Meanwhile, over the last week, there were 237 admissions to intensive care or high dependency units for flu. The weekly figures also show cases of norovirus are up on last week – which is to be expected for the time of year. An NHS spokesman said: “NHS staff continue to pull out all the stops with flu and norovirus cases continuing to rise as expected in January, although, thanks to closer working between hospitals, local health groups and councils, fewer people are spending long periods in hospital compared with this time last year. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN HEALTH” posts_category=”7957″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “With temperatures set to drop, it’s more important than ever that people help doctors, nurses, paramedics and other frontline staff provide care to the most seriously ill, by getting the free flu jab if you’re eligible, and by using the NHS 111 service as the first port of call for non-emergencies.” Director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers Miriam Deakin said: “The figures this week show that the winter is making an impact, but trusts are coping, with staff working tirelessly for their patients. “Falling temperatures and rising cases of flu and norovirus are adding to already exceptionally high demand for NHS emergency care. We pay for your stories! Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours  
17 Jan 19
The Sun
FLU cases in England have tripled in the last week, new figures show. More than 200 people were admitted to intensive care with severe cases, while 26 people died of flu in the last week, Public Health England stats reveal. Flu cases in England have risen by a third in last week, with more than 200 admitted to intensive care with the bug It suggests the bug is starting to spread more widely – with hospitals beginning to show the first signs of pressure. Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE, said: “In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact. “These rises are typical for this time of year.” He said the most common strain doing the rounds at the moment is swine flu – A(H1N1)pdm09 – which is covered by this year’s flu vaccines. “Previous flu seasons suggest this strain particularly affects children, pregnant women, and adults with long-term conditions – so if you’re eligible, it’s not too late to get your free jab to protect yourself and vulnerable people around you,” he added. [quote credit=”Richard Pebody, head of flu at PHE”]In the last week, there have been small increases to both hospital and intensive care admission rates, meaning flu is starting to have a greater impact[/quote] While there has been a rise, the flu figures are down on the same week last year – which turned out to be a particularly nasty flu season. Flu cases rose from 14.8 to 19.2 per 100,000 people over the last week. Last year that figure was 53.1 per 100,000 in England. VOMITING BUG How to avoid winter vomiting bug as nororvirus is set to sweep through schools and offices Meanwhile, over the last week, there were 237 admissions to intensive care or high dependency units for flu. The weekly figures also show cases of norovirus are up on last week – which is to be expected for the time of year. An NHS spokesman said: “NHS staff continue to pull out all the stops with flu and norovirus cases continuing to rise as expected in January, although, thanks to closer working between hospitals, local health groups and councils, fewer people are spending long periods in hospital compared with this time last year. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN HEALTH” posts_category=”12211″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] “With temperatures set to drop, it’s more important than ever that people help doctors, nurses, paramedics and other frontline staff provide care to the most seriously ill, by getting the free flu jab if you’re eligible, and by using the NHS 111 service as the first port of call for non-emergencies.” Director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers Miriam Deakin said: “The figures this week show that the winter is making an impact, but trusts are coping, with staff working tirelessly for their patients. “Falling temperatures and rising cases of flu and norovirus are adding to already exceptionally high demand for NHS emergency care. We pay for your stories! Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours  
17 Jan 19
The Lollipop Gazette

Keep Your Germs to Yourself! Please please please! Do not go out with a sore throat, a cough, or fever–you will be doing yourself and others a favor. Seriously, if you feel miserable, why go and spread that to the surrounding world? I will talk more about how germs scientifically spread in another letter, but […]

17 Jan 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

Dozens of kindergarten children reported symptoms of food poisoning after lunch at a school in Fujian province on Wednesday, renewing the debate on food safety on Chinese campuses. The Fujian outbreak involving 170 children came after an international school in Shanghai was found in October to have stored mouldy vegetables and expired seasonings and led […]

17 Jan 19

Royal Caribbean has banned a passenger for life after he filmed himself jumping from his balcony cabin aboard Jewel of the Seas into the harbour waters at Port Nassau, Bahamas.

17 Jan 19
3noviceschina

Dozens of kindergarten children reported symptoms of food poisoning after lunch at a school in Fujian province on Wednesday, renewing the debate on food safety on Chinese campuses. The Fujian outbreak involving 170 children came after an international school in Shanghai was found in October to have stored mouldy vegetables and expired seasonings and led […]

17 Jan 19
Arcynewsy

The number of ambulances removed from A & E rose last week to the highest level since the start of the winter. This week's accident and emergency performance figures show that the NHS is feeling the tension as snow falls across Britain. More than one in eight people was taken to hospital by an 'ambulance […]

17 Jan 19
Healthcare Research Blog

Global Enteric Disease Testing Market: Snapshot Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal infections caused by microbes such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites when they enter the body through the mouth or intestinal systems. Various microbes responsible for enteric infections include salmonella, shigella, rotavirus, norovirus, c. difficile, cryptosporidium, vibrio, and campylobacter. These diseases may range from asymptomatic to […]

17 Jan 19
Angel 4 Light

Ginger-Garlic Soup Made With 52 Cloves of Garlic Can Defeat Colds, Flu and Even Norovirus Forget the flu shot. A soup based on more than 50 cloves of garlic, onions, thyme and lemon will destroy almost any virus that enters its path including colds, flu and even norovirus. As we sneeze and cough our way […]

17 Jan 19
The inspiring blog 5327

There have been a lot of research studies on micro bubbles in recent years. Micro bubbles are miniature gas bubbles of less than 50 microns diameter in water. The micro bubbles, which mostly contain oxygen or air, can remain suspended in the water for an extended period. Gradually, the gas within the micro bubbles dissolves […]

17 Jan 19
Microbiome Nexus

Thinking about taking a cruise? Prepare with probiotics!

16 Jan 19
A Frankly Mystifying Decision

The two things you have to get used to quickly on a trip like this, early doors at least, is that everything is called something else, and you’re going to have a hell of a time getting around, because you’re going to get confused as to where you are a LOT. The former’s fine – […]

16 Jan 19
Martin Coker MD

Norovirus Infects The US – Part 3 of 3 The cost of all of this medical care would exceed $273 million a year. “This study doesn’t get over that norovirus is increasing, only that proportionately, norovirus is responsible for more of the gastrointestinal illnesses out there,” said Dr Kenneth Bromberg, chairman of pediatrics and director […]

16 Jan 19
Martin Coker MD

Norovirus Infects The US – Part 2 of 3 Payne said masses who have been infected can also keep spreading the virus even after they feel better. Norovirus is difficult to diagnose definitively. The test that can confirm the virus is costly and time consuming so there have not been good details on how many […]

16 Jan 19
Martin Coker MD

Norovirus Infects The US – Part 1 of 3 Norovirus Infects The US. Norovirus, the abhorrent stomach bug that’s sickened countless cruise ship passengers, also wreaks havoc on land. Each year, many children stopover their doctor or an emergency room due to severe vomiting and diarrhea caused by norovirus, according to new research from the […]