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Volume 38: Issue 4: 2008




Norovirus,  or  the  winter  vomiting  virus  as  it  has  become  more commonly  referred  to,  is  responsible  for  acute  epidemics  of  gastroenteritis  and diarrhoea  throughout  the  year  and  has  gained  much  public  notoriety  due  to  its impact on semi-closed communities such as schools, hospitals, offices and cruise liners.  In  this  article  Dr  Stephanie  Dancer  provides  an  expert  overview  of norovirus and what can be done to stop it spreading.