Putting the “no” in Norovirus

Illustration by Alissa Eckert, courtesy the CDC

Quick, imagine your ideal date. Is it followed by nausea and vomiting? What about cramps, a fever or diarrhea? We’re going to guess, “no.”

Unfortunately, sometimes dinner leads to foodborne illness, particularly from the prolific norovirus, which causes around 50% of all food poisoning cases.

The virus […]

Heading to the fair? Read this first

It’s all fun and game until someone gets food poisoning.

A big part of summer for many people is attending fairs, festivals and rodeos. There are always fun things to see and experience, including art work, music, games, rides and more. Recently, one of the biggest draws to these events is unique types of foods […]

Study: College students are lousy at hand washing

The next time you attend a college graduation, it might be a good idea to avoid the congratulatory firm handshake and go for the hug instead.

A recent study of college students at the University of Findlay in Ohio showed that more than half had large amounts of potentially infectious bacteria on their hands.

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CDC: Wetter is better for hand washing

It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season is upon us and the battle of keeping yourself and others healthy has intensified.

While many people know that washing their hands or using hand sanitizer is an important aspect to preventing infection and avoiding the spread of foodborne bacteria and other germs, do […]