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  • Scientists Grow Noroviruses in Human Intestinal Cell Cultures
    Human norovirus particles were released into the supernatant of infected cultures and detected with electron microscopy. Courtesy of Estes Lab.   Human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of acute diarrhea around the world, have been difficult to study because ...More
    August 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Clues Found to How Norovirus Invades 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. Now, researchers at Washington University School of ...More
    August 18, 2016 Posted in News
  • The Role of Hand Hygiene in Controlling Norovirus Spread in Nursing Homes
    Norovirus, the leading cause of gastroenteritis, causes higher morbidity and mortality in nursing homes (NHs) than in the community. Hence, implementing infection control measures is crucial. However, the evidence on the effectiveness of these measures in NH settings is ...More
    August 10, 2016 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • 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
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