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    Novovirus Infections

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    Your audience is nursing staff at a care home. Prepare some information for them about the Norovirus(nv), including how it occurs, spreads, as well as prevention techniques and treatments.

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    Norovirus

    Notovirus is a very contagious virus, and it is transmitted by contaminated food or water, and touching contaminated surfaces. Notovirus is the "common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S..(1) They usually reside within the stomach or intestine of an infected person. The notovirus "causes about 21 million illnesses and contributes to about 70,000 hospital visit and 800 deaths. " (1) It is the common cause of foodborne disease outbreaks in the U.S. The infection of norovirus can cause the stomach and intestine to inflame or swell, producing a symptom called "acute gastroenteritis" in humans. (1) The most common symptoms are throwing up, diarrhea, nausea, and ...

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    An overview of the Norovirus is provided with attention paid to contagion and prevention.

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