Norwalk-like virus


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Norwalk-like virus

Virology Any of a group of viruses with biologic, clinical, and immunologic findings similar to those of the Norwalk agent(s). see Gastroenteritis, Hawaii agent, Norwalk agent(s. ), Otofuke virus, Snow Mountain virus.
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The primary symptoms of Norwalk virus or a Norwalk-like virus infection include diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping.
A large hotel outbreak of Norwalk-like virus gastroenteritis among three groups of guests and hotel employees in Virginia.
Earlier this month, 38 British marines at a field hospital in Afghanistan fell ill and health officials identified that 25 of them had a Norwalk-like virus.
Sometimes it is called the Norwalk-like virus after the man who first identified it.
Norwalk-like virus then made its way into 11 Duke players and staff who had not eaten the sandwiches, and 11 Florida State players.
A Norwalk-like virus has been big in Beantown this winter.
Evidence for airborne transmission of Norwalk-like virus (NLV) in a hotel restraurant.
Norwalk-like virus outbreaks at two summer camps-Wisconsin, June 2001.
Norwalk-like virus can be spread rapidly from person to person (Sharp et al., 1995; Stevenson, McCann, Duthie, Glew, & Ganguli, 1994); through food that has been handled by an infected person (Griffin et al., 1982; Nelson et al., 1992; Patterson, Hutchings, & Palmer, 1993); through exposure to recreational water (Baron et al., 1982); or from a contaminated water supply (Beller et al., 1997; Kaplan, Goodman, Schonberger, Lippy, & Gary, 1982; Lawson et al., 1991; Wilson et al., 1982).
Epidemiology of Norwalk-like virus infections in cattle in The Netherlands.
(4.) McCarthy M, Estes MK, Hyams KC, Norwalk-like virus infection in military forces: epidemic potential, sporadic disease, and the future direction of prevention and control efforts.
* The authors identified Norwalk-like virus in hikers' stool and sera but not in the water sample taken from the store.