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February 2016

Norovirus sickens 200 in Ohio, more in MI and PA

Approximately 200 students at Miami University of Ohio have been infected by the norovirus, according to university spokeswoman Carole Johnson. This marks at least the third large outbreak of the virus in recent weeks on a U.S. campus. It also affected approximately 150 students at the University of Michigan, with some 20 to 25 students requiring hospital attention, and…

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Epidemiologists brace for the pandemic – NPR

On what scares virologists most Novel forms of influenza are what really keeps most virologists up at night, because we are so good at spreading those around quickly, and it happens every year. We have a flu pandemic every year, and now we’re hatching all kinds of new kinds of flu viruses, mostly in Asia,…

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C.diff poses threat to students

The disease is transmitted through contact with an infected person’s feces. This contact typically occurs on surfaces that may become contaminated, such as bathtubs and toilets, according to the website.   Classrooms, busses, restrooms are all at risk for contamination, creating a risk for students. Read the entire article here

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