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 , which causes “stomach flu” or acute viral , that can occur in confined living settings such as cruise ships, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and .

Norovirus illness symptoms include acute onset diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps, and the disease can range from being a mere nuisance to extremely severe or fatal, especially in immune-compromised individuals and in people in developing countries. In the US alone norovirus illnesses are responsible for over one million hospitalizations each year.

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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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