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  • 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
  • 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