Faith Tanner of Fox 5 reports that health officials have been investigating a suspected norovirus outbreak at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.
At the end of June, families from across the state stayed at Westgate for the Miss Nevada pageant.
Contestants said several people got sick during and after the competition.
“It’s terrifying, because we’re all trying to stay healthy and look good on stage and everyone’s throwing up around us,” Macie Tuell said.
It was a week Miss Lake Tahoe, Macie Tuell, prepared all year for, to compete in Miss Nevada at the Westgate in Las Vegas.
But Tuell and the other contestants weren’t prepared for so many people to get sick.
“The first girl in our group that got sick, it happened Wednesday night and then each day a couple more girls got sick and a couple more got sick the day after that. I know one girl actually got sick while she was on stage and had to run off,” Tuell said.
She said the show went on and contestants pulled through. Tuell ended up getting first runner up. It wasn’t until the end of the pageant that most contestants learned how widespread the illness was.
“A couple of the employees were getting sick, so that’s when we stared to figure out it wasn’t just our group. Even our family members who we had not seen at that point they were getting sick.”
The Southern Nevada Health District has been investigating.
Their information so far suggested a gastrointestinal illness. Consistent with norovirus or the stomach flu. Health officials couldn’t confirm how many people got sick.
Officials said they’ve surveyed the Westgate’s kitchens and on July 4, the resort agreed to close the buffet for an additional health assessment.
Baseball is so boring I would barf too (soccer is worse, and it’s next).
Craig Counsell played 16 seasons in the big leagues and has served as the Milwaukee Brewers’ manager for the past four, but he hasn’t seen anything like this.
Brewers relief pitcher Adrian Houser vomited twice near the mound during the eighth inning of the Brewers’ 10-9 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies. Counsell checked on him after both instances, giving the pitcher a bottle of water after the first bout, but the 25-year-old hurler stayed in the game.
Earlier in the day, the Brewers promoted Houser from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The game marked his fifth appearance in the big leagues.
“For Adrian today, it was just kind of a combination of a bunch of factors,” Counsell said. “He wasn’t under the weather at all, but it was an early wake-up call, not enough food, heat, probably a little nerves from getting to the big leagues today.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler tipped his cap to the rookie.
“I have a lot of respect for anybody who would step behind the mound and throw up and step back on the mound and pitch,” Kapler said.
Speaking to RTE Radio One’s Liveline, Conor Lyden revealed the grim details of how another passenger puked on him and his laptop – all while in mid-air.
The incident occurred on a Ryanair flight to Malaga from Cork.
A passenger, in his late 20s to early 30s, had become “heavily intoxicated” – and despite a delay before takeoff – his antics only worsened as the trip went on.
Conor went on to explain his disappointment towards the Ryanair staff in both the build and aftermath of the incident.
He said: “I was heading away on a family holiday with my parents and my brother.
“I noticed that one passenger, in particular, was heavily intoxicated.
The flight took off despite the man causing a delay with his behaviour
“This passenger tried to bring two glasses of vodka and mixer on to the plane and he was told he wasn’t allowed to bring them on by the staff at the gate but he was allowed to just knock them back there and then.
“This particular passenger was very disruptive, shouting and intimidating other passengers.
“A lot of other passengers complained. I was sitting a couple of seats in front of him at this point.
“I think a lot of people thought he was going to be kicked off the plane, he was quite drunk.”
He came stumbling up the aisle behind me and vomited all over my head and down my front and on to my open laptop
Despite receiving a warning from staff, the passenger continued to consume alcohol they had purchased prior to boarding before covering Conor in vomit.
“Ryanair staff had some baby wipes and hand sanitizer, that was all they could give me. I didn’t have a change of clothes because they take your bag off you.
“So I had to sit there for two hours like that.
“As the largest airline in Europe, Ryanair’s number one priority is the safety of our customers, crew and aircraft and has a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol and disruptive behaviour.
“Ryanair does not allow ‘intoxicated’ passengers onboard our aircraft. We operate strict guidelines for the carriage of customers who are disruptive or appear to be under the influence of alcohol.
“It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences.
I’ve apologized to my university sweet heart, I’ve unfriended a stalker, and I’ve caught up with childhood friends I never thought I would talk to again.
Yes, this is a Stand By Me moment.
When I was a pee wee AAA goalie in Brantford (that would have been about 12-years-old, in Ontario, Canada) this other kid appeared.
His name was Mike.
(He’s bottom left, at the Leafs game in Buffalo, with what looks like his son, but how happy is the Sabres fan behind him?)
Mike was a better goalie than I was.
He’s also one of the few who still call me Boog.
I was so traumatized by reduced ice time that I calculated saves per minute for my father, who thought I had lost it.
Of course I had, I was 12.
I am reminded of such silliness when I coach.
Mike has gone on to have what seems to be a successful policing career, although I’m the one with the record.
I write this for nothing other than practice early in the morning – 6 a.m. ice times do that – and to say that facebook can be a useful tool to reach out to those in the weird and confusing times of adolescence.
And it’s not every day your baby gets written up by The Washington Post.
I envision Tom Hanks and Meryl Strep arguing about when to go public about the latest foodborne illness gripping the country.
The reality is me sitting on my couch at 3 a.m. in Brisbane, cranking stuff out because I love it.
barfblog.com has become a labour of love, in that I haven’t been paid to do it since Dec. 2016. Every time I try to get out, I get pulled back in.
But I need a paycheck.
Rather than go through the Byzantine Australian system of having third-parties post jobs, and then only hiring internally to meet some union rule, I figured it’s time to throw myself out there after 3 broken ribs.
Everyone loves food safety, as long as it’s free.
I am an Australian citizen (and Canadian and American), I have a full driver’s license, and like long walks on the beach.
You want to set up a food safety/public health policy center, I’m your person.
I don’t care if it’s academic, government or labourer (anyone who thinks there is a difference is seriously into the British caste system – we’re not, me, Amy, Ben, all public school right through to PhDs).
I made the commitment with Amy to move to Brisbane in 2011, and have been a bit grumpy since 2013 when Kansas State decided I had retired my full professoring position because of poor attendance.
I’m working on a book, but making money on that is similar to me playing goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs. And I love the immediacy of barfblog.com.
The blog updates pretty frequently, and every week or so it puts out Food Safety Talk, a wide-ranging podcast that tackles the issues of the day. The blog also offers information on big outbreaks and food recalls, and it gives helpful tips on how to avoid gastrointestinal disaster.
If you’re revolted by talk of poo and puke, you might steer away. Better to go elsewhere if you’re offended by the occasional curse word, too.
That said, there’s no more informative way to keep up to speed on the way illness can spread from farm to fork — even if you can’t stomach some of the subject matter.
Music News reports Meghan Trainor vomited all over her new fiance in an unfortunate food poisoning incident the day after his romantic proposal.
It wasn’t food poisoning.
The All About That Bass singer has been dating Spy Kids actor Daryl Sabara since the summer of 2016, and he popped the question on her 24th birthday on 22 December (17), transforming a garden at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens in Palm Springs, California into a winter wonderland for the special moment.
The 24-year-old was quick to say yes and the pair continued their celebrations back at their hotel. However, things were less picture perfect the next day, when the pair drove home.
“It’s kind of gross,” she warned the presenters on U.S. TV show The Talk on Wednesday (31Jan18) before launching into the disgusting story. “We’re eating so much healthier nowadays, but we were at the hotel and we’re eating the hotel food and the day that we drove home I got food poisoning on the car ride.
“So, he’s driving and I’m just in his face like ‘urghl’ (throwing up), and I told him, ‘I’m so sorry,’ and he’s like, ‘I’d kiss you right now.'”
At that point, Sabara proved his fiance potential as he leaned over to his wife-to-be for a kiss. As the presenters admitted they were impressed by his bravery, Meghan laughed: “We pulled over, we had like a moment. He went for the nasty!”
Meghan previously revealed that she had fallen for Daryl two years before they started dating, after recognising him as the star of one of her favourite films, Spy Kids.
An outbreak caused by GII.P16-GII.2 norovirus in a kindergarten in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China is reported here. An epidemiological investigation was conducted, and pathogen detection was performed. The descriptive analysis indicated that this outbreak in middle class 1 had a point source. Twenty cases of acute gastroenteritis occurred in this class within a period of 8.5 h; the attack rate was 52.6% (20/38). Airborne transmission via the air conditioning unit in a confined restroom could have played a critical role in this outbreak. Sequence analysis of GII-positive samples confirmed that the norovirus GII.P16-GII.2 variant was the etiological agent of this outbreak.
An acute gastroenteritis outbreak caused by GII.P16-GII.2 norovirus associated with airborne transmission via the air conditioning unit in a kindergarten in Lianyungang, China
Brad Hunter of the Toronto Sun writes a man with a penchant for serial puking on vehicles behind a Markham restaurant has been busted, York regional Police say.
Cops say that the vomit villain struck more than 30 times during the last four years. Customers and staff at all-you-can-eat Italian eatery, Frankie Tomatto’s on Woodbine Ave. have emerged midday to discover their cars doused with an oily liquid.
Quick-thinking management were determined to bust the bad news barfer and installed surveillance cameras in the lot at the rear of the building.
Cameras captured the man hurling all over the vehicles — always between noon and 2 p.m. Unfortunately, they could not get a clear picture of the man — or his plate.
Newer cameras were able to make out the licence plate and they passed the information and video onto cops.