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  • Study Reveals 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 healthcare costs and $60.3 billion in societal costs annually, new Johns ...More
    April 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Older Adults are at Increased Risk of Severe Norovirus-Associated Health Outcomes
    Noroviruses (NoVs) are the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) causing both sporadic and outbreak-associated illness. Norovirus (NoV) infections occur across all ages but certain sub-groups are considered at increased risk due to heightened transmission and/or ...More
    October 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Oysters Harbor, Transmit Human Norovirus
    Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "More than 80 percent of human ...More
    August 28, 2015 Posted in News
  • Citrate From Lemon Juice Could Reduce Infectivity of Human Norovirus
    Noroviruses are the predominant cause of gastroenteritis outbreaks in community settings such as hospitals, cruise ships, and schools. The virus is extremely contagious and is mostly transmitted via the fecal-oral route -- through contaminated hands or contaminated food. ...More
    August 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Copper Destroys Human Norovirus
    Metal alloys containing copper can destroy* human norovirus, according to a paper published online ahead of print on May 15, in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. “Human norovirus is an unusually infectious ...More
    June 10, 2015 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Study Highlights Risk of Norovirus from Swimming
    When most people think of norovirus, they think of people marooned on a cruise ship with raging stomach and intestinal illness, unable to leave their cabins. However, an outbreak at an Oregon lake underscores that swimming can also put the public at risk of catching the ...More
    May 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Noroviruses Can Spread by Air
    Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for more than half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several meters from an infected person according to a new study by Université Laval researchers. The discovery, details of which are presented in ...More
    April 30, 2015 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Can Humans Get Norovirus From Their Dogs?
    Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research published online April 1 in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says first author ...More
    April 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Norovirus Candidate Vaccine Induces Broad Antibody Responses in Trial Participants
    A multivalent candidate vaccine elicits broad antibody responses to a range of norovirus strains, including strains not included in the vaccine or previously encountered by participants, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The results of the ...More
    March 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • Scientists Discover New Tool for Detecting and Destroying Norovirus
    Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. ...More
    March 6, 2015 Posted in News
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