norovirus

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norovirus

(nôr′ō-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of caliciviruses, formerly called Norwalk viruses, that cause acute gastroenteritis.

norovirus

(nor'o-vi?-rus)
Any Norwalk-like virus. Diarrheal outbreaks caused by norovirus infections of the gastrointestinal tract have been reported in nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships, settings in which large groups of people congregate in relatively confined spaces. See: Norwalk virus
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A Midland hospital has been forced to close one of its wards again after a suspected return of the Noro virus.
At least 10 patients and three members of staff at the hospital have so far caught the noro virus bug which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
There is absolutely no need for someone with Noro virus infection to go to a hospital or GP surgery.
It is claimed the illness, which lawyers believe could have been caused by the Noro virus, ruined holidays and in some cases led to chronic gastro-intestinal illnesses.
A spokesman for the Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire Health Authority said it was believed the outbreak of viral gastro-enteritis was caused by the Noro virus which has been recently diagnosed elsewhere on the coast.