Norwalk virus


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Norwalk virus

n.
A norovirus.

[After Norwalk, Ohio, where an outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred in 1968 and led to the identification of noroviruses in 1972.]
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Norwalk virus

(ˈnɔːˌwɔːk)
n
another name for norovirus
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"Norwalk virus: how infectious is it?." Journal of medical virology 80.8 (2008): 1468-1476.
Researchers have troubles in mapping and researching the challenging structure of the Norwalk virus, making it more difficult to develop vaccines for its remedy.
"It is extremely difficult for both ourselves as the tour operator and indeed hoteliers to take preventative action from stopping any infection of the Norwalk Virus. Every precaution is taken once an outbreak has been identified."
Detection of Norwalk virus in stool by polymerase chain reaction.
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The number of victims of the Norwalk virus have already reached record levels in the first six months of the year.
The number of victims of the Norwalk virus has already reached record levels in the first six months of the year.
A further 25 guests attending a Southampton Institute conference held at the club were also hit by the suspected outbreak of the virulent Norwalk virus.
But earlier in the week the Huddersfield chief spent two days confined to his bed after becoming one of the many Lions victims of the now infamous Norwalk virus.
``Last week it was the Norwalk virus; now it's more like flu.
Harris paid tribute to Great Britain skipper Andrew Farrell, who was one of the players most affected by the Norwalk virus which had ruled Paul Johnson and Sean O'Loughlin out of the opening game with Australia.