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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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All staff in care homes across Coventry and Rugby will be taught to recognise and understand the importance of a quick test to tackle norovirus.
Dr Evonne Curran, of Health Protection Scotland, said: "As norovirus is so infectious, it is important that everyone plays their part in reducing outbreak risks.
Lead author Dr Benjamin Lopman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA, said including data from 48 countries and involving more than 187 000 gastroenteritis cases worldwide, these new estimates are the largest analysis of norovirus infection and disease to date.
The very low infectious dose of norovirus may be one reason why it is the most common cause of diarrheal illness (Mead et al.
The health board came under further pressure on beds following an outbreak of norovirus in one ward in Neath Port Talbot Hospital and another ward in Bridgend's Princess of Wales Hospital.
Study subjects were randomized to receive either placebo or the bivalent vaccine, which also targets norovirus genotype GI.
Shellfish producers in North Wales warned this could have a devastating impact on the industry while doing nothing to reduce cases of norovirus which is commonly spread in communities from person to person.
3), (4), (5), (6) Until recently, no one had tested whether norovirus in contaminated water remains infectious after pesticides are added.
But a spokeswoman for the hospital today said while norovirus is circulating in the community it was vital that they "break the cycle".
As of December, the Sydney stomach bug accounted for 58 percent of all norovirus outbreaks in America.
Symptoms of norovirus typically begin between 24 and 48 hours after infection with the virus.
1 million people in Britain have succumbed to the norovirus winter vomiting disease so far this season, and health officials expect cases to jump higher after a Christmas and New Year dip.