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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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Because the number of norovirus outbreak events is limited, the 21 years of data were split into two data periods based on time sequence of norovirus outbreaks: period 1 (1994-2007) used for model development, and period 2 (20082014) for prediction (independent testing or cross-validation).
Swimmers who like to take a dip in their neighborhood pool or dive into a local watering hole should be alert: norovirus may lurk in the waters.
Caddy and collaborators performed the latter research using non-infectious human norovirus particles, which consist solely of the virus' outer protein, called the capsid.
How to help ease your symptoms and prevent the virus spreading: | Drink plenty of water to avoid dehy-|dration Take paracetamol for any fever or |aches and pains If you feel like eating, eat foods that |are easy to digest Stay at home - don't go to see your |GP because norovirus is contagious and there's nothing your GP can do while you have it Contact your GP to seek advice if |your symptoms last longer than a few days or if you already have a serious illness Wash your hands frequently | Don't share towels and flannels | Disinfect surfaces that an infected |person has touched Avoid visiting hospitals if you have | had the typical symptoms of norovirus in the past 48 hours.
Lopman and colleagues analysed 175 published reports to compile data on the prevalence of norovirus in individuals with acute gastroenteritis between 1990 and 2014.
Alice Casey, Cardiff and Vale's chief operating officer, said that, while norovirus is extremely common in the community at this time of year, it can present problems when it spreads in hospitals.
Alice Casey, Cardiff and Vale Health board's chief operating of-ficer, said that while norovirus is extremely common in the community at this time of year, it can present problems when it spreads in hospitals.
According to Jeong-Yeol Yoon, the team leader of researchers, even a small number of norovirus particles can cause infection in humans.
The episode occurred at the beginning of the October 27 event (event 1) on carpeting in the lobby at the entrance to the event hall and might have represented the initial introduction of norovirus into facility A.
The Vaxart bivalent norovirus vaccine consists of an oral norovirus GI.1 vaccine tablet and an oral norovirus GII.4 vaccine tablet administered concurrently.
WEST Midlands' hospitals saw an average of one outbreak of norovirus every three days in January.
HEALTH bosses have issued a warning about norovirus amid a rising number of cases.