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norovirus

(nôr′ō-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of caliciviruses, formerly called Norwalk viruses, that cause acute gastroenteritis.
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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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"Noro virus is a common bug which usually passes within 48 hours.
Noro virus outbreaks usually occur where food becomes contaminated with faeces or vomit from infected people.
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Three wards at the hospital are closed to new admissions as health workers continue their struggle to beat the noro virus bug.
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