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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Summary: A hospital has closed its doors to visitors in a bid to stem the growing number of people infected with the winter vomiting bug.
This year cases of the winter vomiting bug have spiked 72 per cent, with more than 750,000 possible cases, the Health Protection Agency said.
The winter vomiting bug could be fiercer than ever this year, Scotland's top doctor warned yesterday.
WARDS at a major hospital remain closed after being hit by the winter vomiting bug norovirus.
There have been three confirmed cases of the winter vomiting bug at the hospital.
We would also emphasise that regular hand-washing is important, particularly before and after using the toilet, to help stop the spread of infection." A Stirling Council spokesperson said: "What appears to be a winter vomiting bug unfortunately resulted in approximately 60 per cent of pupils and nine members of staff being unable to attend school at East Plean on Wednesday.
Infection control manager Elaine Ross said: "Cases of the norovirus or winter vomiting bug are not uncommon at this time of year, so when symptoms emerged we acted promptly to manage the situation.
Wahaca said "a number" of its staff and customers were struck down by what is suspected to be the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.
VISITING hours have been suspended at a Highland hospital due to a winter vomiting bug outbreak.
NHS guidelines say that norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is known as the winter vomiting bug.
Two wards were partially closed at Wrexham Maelor on Tuesday after cases of the winter vomiting bug were found.