May 4, 2018

Around the nation: Approximately 100 Californians contact norovirus from raw oysters

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    Approximately 100 Californians have contracted norovirus connected to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada, according to state health officials, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Ohio, and Texas.

    • California: In the last week, approximately 100 California residents have contracted norovirus connected to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada, according to state health officials. Canada also has reported more than 170 cases of gastrointestinal illness connected to the consumption of raw oysters (AP/Los Angeles Times, 5/2).

    • Ohio: The Cincinnati Board of Health on April 24 named Melba Moore as city health commissioner. Moore has been health commissioner of St. Louis since 2001 and will replace Marilyn Crumpton, who has served as interim health commissioner for Cincinnati since October 2016, when the previous commissioner, O'dell Owens, stepped down to become CEO of Interact for Health (Brunsman, Cincinnati Business Courier, 5/2).

    • Texas: Donald Seldin, professor and chair emeritus of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, on April 25 died of lymphoma at age 97. Seldin graduated from Yale School of Medicine in 1943 and began his career at UT Southwestern in 1951. He was named chair of the department of internal medicine at the school six months after he arrived and remained there until his retirement in 1988 (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/2).

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