Norwalk virus


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Norwalk virus:

see norovirusnorovirus
or Norwalk virus,
highly contagious viral disease caused by infection with an RNA virus of the genus Norovirus. The virus causes acute gastroenteritis, usually one to two days after infection; typical symptoms are abdominal pain and cramps, diarrhea,
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"Norwalk virus shedding after experimental human infection." Emerging infectious diseases 14.10 (2008): 1553.
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Epidemiology of Norwalk gastroenteritis and the role of Norwalk virus in outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis.
The Norwalk virus causes vomiting, gastric flu, sickness, diarrhoea and fever and lasts from 24 to 48 hours.
Chris Lines, of the National Public Health Service for Wales, which monitors disease outbreaks, said: 'There is no obvious explanation for this increase in the Norwalk virus as there have been no large outbreaks.
Gastroenteritis due to Norwalk virus: an outbreak associated with a municipal water system.
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Last fall's cruise ship outbreaks of Norwalk virus infected hundreds and made headlines.