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Noroviruses are a group of genetically diverse RNA-viruses that cause gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the stomach and the large intestine lining. The virus was initially known as the Norwalk virus after Norwalk, a town in Ohio, which first recorded an outbreak in 1972. In the UK it is known as the “winter vomiting bug” as it tends to spread more easily in winter, when people are more likely to spend time indoors in proximity to each other.
Noroviruses are sometimes referred to as food poisoning but it must be noted that they are not always a result of food contamination; also, they are wrongly referred to as ‘stomach flu’ despite not being the influenza virus. Although Noroviruses thrive on cruise ships they also thrive very well in restaurants, day-care centers, nursing homes, and other close spaces.
Latest Publications and Research on Norovirus
- Occurrence of viral gastroenteritis in children below 5 years: A hospital-based study from Assam, India. - Published by PubMed
- Coding-Complete Genome Sequence of a Recombinant Human Norovirus Strain Identified as Subtype GII.p12_GII.3. - Published by PubMed
- Orally Administered Human Immunoglobulin Therapy for Norovirus Enteritis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Case Series at a Single Academic Transplant Center. - Published by PubMed
- Complete assignment of Ala, Ile, LeuProS, Met and ValProS methyl groups of the protruding domain from human norovirus GII.4 Saga. - Published by PubMed
- Molecular Evolution of the Protease Region in Norovirus Genogroup II. - Published by PubMed