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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In February the Telegraph reported that an outbreak of the noro virus had hit the University Hospital in Walsgrave, Coventry, and Warwick Hospital.
Noro virus outbreaks usually occur where food becomes contaminated with faeces or vomit from infected people.
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.
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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.
The Norwalk or Noro virus struck down more than 500 passengers and 17 crew members.