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  • 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
  • Possible Treatment for Norovirus is Identified
    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 of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers ...More
    January 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for Xpert Norovirus
    Cepheid announces that it has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Xpert® Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for expeditious identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II ...More
    December 9, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How to Cultivate Norovirus in Human Cells
    Noroviruses are pernicious intestinal viruses. They cause violent vomiting and diarrhea, and people ill with the virus remain contagious up to three days after they seem to recover. Although a vaccine for these viruses is in clinical trials, there is still no medication to ...More
    November 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • 179 Million Cases of Acute Diarrhea in U.S. Each Year, Most are Preventable
    In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine ...More
    April 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • Gastro Outbreaks Hit the Elderly Hardest
    Frail elderly people living in residential care facilities are at increased risk of severe illness or death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis. This is the finding from a study led by Craig Davis from Department of Health Queensland, published in the April issue of the ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News