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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Consumption of raw or insufficiently fit to be tied oysters and clams positions a high risk for infection with the Norwalk virus.
An outbreak of Norwalk virus gastroenteritis associated with eating raw oysters: implications for maintaining safe oyster beds.
The Norwalk virus causes vomiting, gastric flu, sickness, diarrhoea and fever and lasts from 24 to 48 hours.
In one such trial, 20 volunteers ate sections of raw potatoes that were genetically engineered to produce a vaccine against the Norwalk virus.
Tim, our newest employee, told us that the ship we were slated to take in two weeks had just returned to port with the Norwalk Virus.
Last fall's cruise ship outbreaks of Norwalk virus infected hundreds and made headlines.
Saratoga--one of several aircraft carriers to be infected with Norwalk virus 40% of 4,000 personnel came down with acute gastroenteritis.
Passengers travelling on a US Airways flight were briefly quarantined at Pittsburgh International Airport on 6 July after displaying symptoms found in the Norwalk virus.
The new cases of people thought to be suffering with the Norwalk virus at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset, are in addition to 92 suspected cases yes t erday.
Yao noted that other VLPs (Rotavirus, Norwalk virus, Papillomavirus, etc.
The powerful disinfectant was sanctioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an effective decontaminant against anthrax, and Health Canada has approved its use to combat outbreaks of the Norwalk virus.
Also known as Norwalk virus, the bug causes sickness, diarrhoea and fever and lasts between 24 to 48 hours.