Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic infection helps norovirus to spread in Indonesia

Norovirus, also referred to as the "winter vomiting bug", is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in humans. A Japanese research team has shown that norovirus is significantly present in the stools of healthy volunteers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Norovirus evades immune system by hiding out in rare gut cells

Noroviruses are the leading cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis in the world and are estimated to cause 267 million infections and 20,000 deaths each year. This virus causes severe diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study re-evaluates the total burden of norovirus on the UK

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated.

Medical research

New clues found to how norovirus gets inside cells

Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease. Research has been hindered by an inability to grow the virus in the lab.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds norovirus symptoms last an average of 44 hours

Norovirus infections—sometimes known as the stomach flu—typically last for the same amount of time, independent of age or the type of norovirus a person is infected with, according to a recent study by the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible treatments identified for highly contagious stomach virus

Antibiotics aren't supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists take step towards drug to treat norovirus stomach bug

An experimental drug currently being trialled for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that ...

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