Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinion: Why is the norovirus such a huge problem for the NHS?

Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting disease, is on the rise again according to a report in the BMJ. A familiar set of warnings about ward closures and avoiding visits to patients in hospital was also issued, but why ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Five fast facts about norovirus

Cruise ships, nursing homes, and daycare centers are common breeding grounds for norovirus, a contagious stomach bug that infects 685 million people around the world each year. Despite its prevalence, norovirus—which has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeting norovirus 'noxiousness'

Human noroviruses are the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis. Worldwide, about 200,000 children under age 5 die from norovirus infections every year. As of yet, no vaccines or antiviral agents have been licensed to treat ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three new noroviruses cause gastro outbreaks across Australia

UNSW scientists have identified three new strains of highly contagious norovirus that are responsible for a major new epidemic of viral gastroenteritis that has affected hundreds of thousands of Australians over winter.

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

Norovirus is tragically common

Noroviruses are among the most common pathogens causing disease in humans. They are the most common cause of gastroenteritis globally and gastroenteritis is one of the most common ailments afflicting humans. Their role as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

$60 billion per year: The high cost of norovirus worldwide

While norovirus is often linked in the news to outbreaks on cruise ships, the highly contagious stomach bug sickens nearly 700 million around the world every year and results in roughly $4.2 billion in health care costs and ...

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