Norovirus warning: The drink that could give you the highly-contagious winter vomiting bug
NOROVIRUS, also known as the winter vomiting bug, can be spread by eating food that ’s been prepared or handled by someone with the virus. One drink experts have warned to be particularly wary of is homemade smoothies.
NOROVIRUS has caused widespread outbreaks and the result of the bug has resulted in many schools and hospitals closing. Norovirus is often referred to as the ‘winter sickness bug’ and these are five ways to help speed up recovery if you are struck down.
NOROVIRUS has been causing outbreaks across the UK resulting in school and hospital ward closures. The illness causes similar symptoms to those of food poisoning, so how do you know which one you have?
Currently, norovirus (NoV) is associated with one-fifth of all acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases worldwide. The NoV GII.17_2014 variant has been associated with gastroenteritis outbreaks in several Asian count...
Howden School in Goole and Parkside School in Bradford (pictured) have had to close this week because of outbreaks of an illness believed to be norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of norovirus.
NOROVIRUS has caused outbreaks across many parts of the UK, resulting in school and hospital closures. So where has the winter vomiting bug spread so far, and what can people do to stop the spread of the virus?
(Washington University School of Medicine) The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, schools and day care centers. There are no treatments for this intestinal virus. A new study led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that gut microbes can tamp down or boost the severity of norovirus infection based on where along the intestine the virus takes hold.
Researchers strike balance between sensitivity and affordability with gut-busting microbe More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299621&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 This is a Research News item.
AbstractTogether, norovirus and rotavirus are responsible for the majority of gastroenteritis cases worldwide, leading to a large number of deaths of children in low-income countries. Both attach to glycans of the histo-blood group antigen type (HBGAs) widely expressed in the digestive tract of vertebrates, albeit with interspecies differences. In humans, their synthesis is performed by glycosyltransferases encoded by the highly polymorphicABO,FUT2 andFUT3 genes that are under long-term balanced selection. The combination of functional and null or weak alleles at these loci provides a diversity of glycan structures that de...