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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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Norovirus gastroenteritis at the Ulleval university hospital [Article in Norwegian].
Epidemiology of norovirus gastroenteritis in Germany 2001-2009: eight seasons of routine surveillance.
studied supplementation of probiotic fermented milk containing Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS) in elderly individuals living at a nursing home and confirmed reduced fever associated with acute norovirus gastroenteritis.
For more information on the success strategies for preventing the norovirus and norovirus-like cases go to the 2010 December Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory and click on "Controlling the Annual Threat of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks" at www.
It has typical symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea and outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis are common in semiclosed environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools and cruise ships.
Our study design element of selecting no specific age group enabled us to determine that infants and young children represented approximately half of the hospitalized case-patients with norovirus gastroenteritis during the 1-year study period, during which the newly emerged GII.
Novel surveillance network for norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks, United States.
On the basis of these rates of disease and a life expectancy of 79 years, a US resident would experience 5 episodes of norovirus gastroenteritis in his or her lifetime and an average lifetime risk for norovirus-associated outpatient visit, ED visit, hospitalization, and death of 1 in 2, 1 in 9, 1 in 50-70, and 1 in 5,000-7,000, respectively.
In the United States, norovirus gastroenteritis causes an estimated 21 million cases of illness and -800 deaths annually (5,6), resulting in an estimated 1.
Number and percentage of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks, by genotype, strain, setting, and mode of transmission in Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, August 2012-April 2013 * No.