- any of various single-stranded RNA viruses of the genus Norovirus, of the family Caliciviridae: the most common cause of epidemic viral gastroenteritis in humans.
Origin of norovirus
1970–75; < Nor(walk) virus (with connective -o-)
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Examples from the Web for norovirus
Furthermore, a person with norovirus has about 70 billion viral particles per gram of stool.
More than 150 passengers on a California cruise ship came down with norovirus, continuing a trend that happens every year.
Older victims of norovirus infection—the Queen will turn 87 next month—are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.Queen Leaves Hospital
March 4, 2013
Older victims of norovirus infection – the Queen is 86 - are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.How Sick Is The Queen?
March 4, 2013
The painful stomach condition is often caused by the norovirus flu bug which is currently sweeping the realm.Queen Has Trots
March 2, 2013
- a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis
C20: from Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak in 1968
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