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Norovirus (formerly Norwalk agent) is an RNA virus (taxonomic family Caliciviridae) that causes approximately 90% of epidemic nonbacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world, and may be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States.
Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

Nearly 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year in the U.S.

Cepheid's revenues increase 16% to 106.9 million in first quarter 2014

Cepheid's revenues increase 16% to 106.9 million in first quarter 2014

Daylight Medical releases SKY 6Xi disinfection technology for mobile devices

Daylight Medical releases SKY 6Xi disinfection technology for mobile devices

Frail elderly people are at increased risk of death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis

Frail elderly people are at increased risk of death from outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis

Researchers develop mathematical model that provides insights about molecular mechanisms behind virus assembly

Researchers develop mathematical model that provides insights about molecular mechanisms behind virus assembly

New high-speed test to identify contamination of drinking water

New high-speed test to identify contamination of drinking water

Pregnant women, infants should avoid unpasteurized milk products, urge pediatricians

Pregnant women, infants should avoid unpasteurized milk products, urge pediatricians

Water quality expert investigates health risks associated with bathing waters in UK

Water quality expert investigates health risks associated with bathing waters in UK

Research: Vaccine against norovirus reduces symptoms of illness by 52%

Research: Vaccine against norovirus reduces symptoms of illness by 52%

Scientists discover that copper alloys shut down highly infectious norovirus

Scientists discover that copper alloys shut down highly infectious norovirus

Decatur Memorial Hospital installs germ-zapping robots to kill bugs

Decatur Memorial Hospital installs germ-zapping robots to kill bugs

NIAID researchers discover monoclonal antibody can neutralize human norovirus

NIAID researchers discover monoclonal antibody can neutralize human norovirus

Animal model of human norovirus lays groundwork for developing antiviral drug treatment

Animal model of human norovirus lays groundwork for developing antiviral drug treatment

Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

Codex Alimentarius Commission approves new standards to protect consumers' health

Alios begins oral dosing of ALS-8176 in Phase 1 clinical trial for RSV infection

Alios begins oral dosing of ALS-8176 in Phase 1 clinical trial for RSV infection

Highly-infectious sickness bug can be killed by copper and copper alloys

Highly-infectious sickness bug can be killed by copper and copper alloys

SDCL researchers to use BioMark equipment to test for infectious diseases

SDCL researchers to use BioMark equipment to test for infectious diseases

Researchers test protease inhibitors with potential for prevention, treatment of norovirus infection

Researchers test protease inhibitors with potential for prevention, treatment of norovirus infection

Study: Contaminated water used to dilute pesticides could be source of human norovirus

Study: Contaminated water used to dilute pesticides could be source of human norovirus

Sydney 2012 norovirus strain continues to spread globally

Sydney 2012 norovirus strain continues to spread globally