Schools hit by norovirus reopen

Jan 22, 2014

Schools hit by norovirus reopen

Fourteen elementary schools in Hamamatsu reopened Wednesday morning, about a week after they were closed because some 1,000 children and teachers developed symptoms of food poisoning from norovirus-tainted bread. The board of education in the Shizuoka Prefecture city announced at noon that one school ...

Jan 18, 2014

Food-poisoning laid to bread firm

Bread maker Hofuku, which has admitted one of its products is probably responsible for causing more than 1,000 children in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, to suffer food poisoning, has started recalling its products from retailers, including supermarkets in Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Aichi and Okayama prefectures. According ...

Jan 17, 2014

905 kids ill in Shizuoka norovirus outbreak

Thirteen public elementary schools in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, are closed due to a suspected outbreak of food poisoning affecting 905 kids and probably caused by norovirus, officials said.

Jan 16, 2014

Over 900 Shizuoka pupils suffer apparent food poisoning

More than 900 pupils at elementary schools in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, have fallen ill in a suspected outbreak of mass food poisoning, possibly norovirus, officials said Thursday. The number of students who reported vomiting and diarrhoea reached 905 by late Thursday at 14 elementary ...