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norovirus

[ nawr-oh-vahy-ruhs ]

noun

, plural nor·o·vi·rus·es
  1. 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.


norovirus

/ ˈnɔːrəʊˌvaɪrəs /

noun

  1. a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of norovirus1

1970–75; < Nor(walk) virus (with connective -o- )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of norovirus1

C20: from Norwalk , Ohio, site of an outbreak in 1968

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Example Sentences

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.

Older victims of norovirus infection – the Queen is 86 - are most often hospitalised to combat dehydration.

She is believed to have contracted the virulent norovirus which is currently rampant in the UK.

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