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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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Burden of norovirus gastroenteritis in the ambulatory setting--United States, 2001-2009.
Clinical manifestation of norovirus gastroenteritis in health care settings.
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.
New variants of GII.4 have emerged approximately every 2-3 years and have caused norovirus gastroenteritis pandemics globally (6).
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.4 Sydney 2012 strain predominated.
Rapid control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreak in an acute paediatric ward.
Norovirus gastroenteritis in young children receiving human rotavirus vaccine.
Clinical manifestations of norovirus gastroenteritis in health care settings.
Editorial Note: The epidemiologic and laboratory findings in this report suggest that an outbreak of norovirus gastroenteritis might have affected approximately 1,000 evacuees and relief workers in three facilities at Reliant Park and in other Houston facilities that housed evacuees, including a convention center, smaller shelters, and hotels.
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.