It's Not Just Montezuma's Revenge Anymore . . .

Dave Babcock wrote this article, which was published in the November, 2007 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health. The article begins, "ast night you attended a catered function for your favorite charity. Now, 24 hours later, you are feeling less than charitable. In the past hour, you have vomited five times. Your head is pounding, your back aches, and you have a fever. Just before the diarrhea begins, a friend from the charity’s board calls to see how you are doing. She informs you that several others who attended the function are sharing in your misery." The focus of the article is Norovirus outbreaks and whether victims of such outbreaks, whether they were infected by consuming Norovirus-contamianted food or through environmental contamination in an institutional setting such as a nursing home or assisted living facility or on a cruise ship, can recover damages for their illness.

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