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Norovirus

Also known as Norwalk-like virus, Gastric Flu or Winter Vomiting Disease

 

This illness is particularly common in situations where large numbers of people live in close proximity e.g. hotels, hospitals, residential care homes and cruise ships. You may have heard of the condition by different names such as Norwalk-like virus, Gastric Flu, Winter Vomiting Disease.

The viruses that cause these illnesses have now been grouped together and are called “Noroviruses” which cause acute gastro-enteritis in humans.

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