norovirus

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nor·o·vi·rus

 (nôr′ō-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of caliciviruses, formerly called Norwalk viruses, that cause acute gastroenteritis.

norovirus

(ˈnɔːrəʊˌvaɪrəs)
n
(Pathology) a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis
[C20: from Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak in 1968]
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The Northumbria HealthcareNHS Foundationtrust has been battling cases of the winter vomiting bug at its sites for around three weeks, with flu also arriving in force after Christmas.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway confirmed onWednesday that the virus was contained in ward B2 after 15 people, including six NHS employees, were struck with the winter vomiting bug.
However visitor restrictions have been partially lifted on wards that have not been affected by the winter vomiting bug - visiting will be permitted for one hour from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday and is limited to two visitors per bed.
The Northumbria Healthcare NHS trust has banned visitors from nine hospitals for the past three days after around 180 patients and staff were infected with the winter vomiting bug.
A WARD at Wales' largest hospital shut yesterday due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.
The trust has sealed several wards after patients were struck down with the winter vomiting bug.
Wahaca said "a number of" its staff and customers were struck down by what is suspected to be the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.
The founders said in a joint statement: "Last week a number of our staff and customers were struck down by what is suspected to be the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.
Almost 60 pupils were absent from Clober Primary in Milngavie, near Glasgow, yesterday, following the outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.
Sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, norovirus is a very common stomach bug.
PROBLEM: WINTER VOMITING BUG Solution: Drink plenty of water, try rehydration solutions from your PROBLEM: WINTER VOMITING BUG Solution: Drink plenty of water, try rehydration solutions from your pharmacy, stay indoors as much as possible to stop germs spreading and wash your hands often.