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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 norovirus gastroenteritis epidemic in a long-term-care facility.
Clinical manifestation of norovirus gastroenteritis in health care settings.
Clinical manifestations of norovirus gastroenteritis in health care settings.
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Trends in positive specimens, genotype distribution, and symptom histories observed during complaint-based surveillance can be used to better understand the epidemiology of norovirus gastroenteritis.
Norovirus gastroenteritis, carbohydrate receptors, and animal models.
Novel surveillance network (CaliciNet) for norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks, United States.
Lastly, general perception is that norovirus gastroenteritis is a self-limiting mild illness that rarely requires medical attention, despite several reports of serious illness and death in various settings (3-7).
The launch of CaliciNet in March 2009 was a milestone in the surveillance of norovirus gastroenteritis in the United States.