| Feb 24, 2012
| 8:55 AM
The “stomach flu” appears to be going around and state health officials are warning residents to take some precautions.
The officials say these cases in recent weeks are not really the flu. They are cases of viral gastroenteritis, which gives...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:33 AM
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Health officials say they're investigating a suspected norovirus outbreak at the G. Robert Cotton prison near Jackson.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports about 60 prisoners showed symptoms indicative of a norovirus. Michigan...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:35 AM
There are reports the dreaded norovirus is once again making the rounds here in Northern Michigan.
The norovirus is a highly contagious illness caused by a viral infection. It is often called by other names, such as viral gastroenteritis, stomach flu...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Health officials in Wayne County are confirming it was the Norovirus that caused several people to become sick at the Taylor Sportsplex this past weekend.
On Sunday, 28 people suddenly got sick, and began vomiting. The facility was immediately shut...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:19 PM
The State Department of Health is investigating a viral outbreak in Blackford County. Several people reported symptoms associated with the stomach flu or food poisoning.
"It was brutal, would be the best word for it," said Bill Bosworth, who came down...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Days after the Indiana State Department of Health began investigating a viral outbreak in Hartford City, a new investigation launched this week in Valparaiso following a series of foodborne illness reports.
Several people in Hartford City reported...
| Feb 9, 2012
Personally, I don’t know why anybody would want to take a cruise, but maybe I should check with my newspaper’s advertising department to see how much coal the cruise industry shovels into the engine room before I go and make a sweeping...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Both county and state health officials are crediting the recent mild weather with keeping incidents of the norovirus stomach sickness at below average levels.
Doctors said the fewer reported illnesses shouldn't give families a false sense of confidence,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:45 PM
State and local health officials are investigating a widespread outbreak of intestinal illness that afflicted competitors and spectators at a statewide cheerleading tournament during the weekend.
By Wednesday afternoon, the number of confirmed sick was...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Nearly 500 cases of Norovirus have been reported on two Florida-based Princess Cruiseships, the cruise line said Sunday.
The 499 cases occurred on the Ruby Princess and the Crown Princess, both based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, said cruise line...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:46 AM
MIAMI -- Yet another Princess Cruises ship has returned to port with passengers sick from a severe stomach virus.
Last week, the Ruby and Crown Princess ships both had norovirus outbreaks involving nearly 500 people during Caribbean cruises.