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.]

Norwalk virus

(ˈnɔːˌwɔːk)
n
another name for norovirus
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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.
Epidemiology of Norwalk gastroenteritis and the role of Norwalk virus in outbreaks of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis.
The number of victims of the Norwalk virus have already reached record levels in the first six months of the year.
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.
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.
Sixteen percent also said they were less concerned about global conflicts, and three percent said they were more confident about health matters such as SARS and Norwalk Virus.
They are currently using tomatoes to produce vaccines against cholera, hepatitis B, and Norwalk virus.
He predicts Microban will become enormously important as consumers worry about flu viruses, severe acute respiratory syndrome, the Norwalk virus linked to cruise ships and others.