Vaccine against epidemic gastroenteritis being tested

Vaccine against epidemic gastroenteritis being tested

A new vaccine is being tested in the US that may protect against the norovirus, which causes “stomach flu” or acute viral gastroenteritis, that can occur in confined living settings such as cruise ships, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and military establishments. Norovirus illness symptoms include acute onset diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, and the […]

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Wash your hands: Norovirus outbreak sickens 50 in San Jose

Wash your hands: Norovirus outbreak sickens 50 in San Jose

More than 50 people at a South San Jose retirement community are recovering from a norovirus outbreak, prompting health officials to remind people in closed quarters to be extra careful to avoid contracting the nasty stomach flu. The senior citizens living at The Atrium, across from Oakridge Mall, fell ill starting two weeks ago, and […]

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About Norovirus

    Noroviruses are highly contagious and are transmitted via the faeces and vomit of infected people, either through direct contact or throught contaminated objects or via food and water. The incubation period is one to three days.



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