Definitions for norwalk virus
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Any of several viruses that cause acute gastrointestinal infection
Origin: From Norwalk, Ohio in which there was a serious outbreak in 1968
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The type species in the genus NOROVIRUS, first isolated in 1968 from the stools of school children in Norwalk, Ohio, who were suffering from GASTROENTERITIS. The virions are non-enveloped spherical particles containing a single protein. Multiple strains are named after the places where outbreaks have occurred.
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