Norwalk virus

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Norwalk virus

  1. A taxonomic species within the genus Norovirus — the causal agent of the disease.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As the genus Norovirus has only this one species, the genus name is often used instead of the species name.

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From Norwalk, Ohio in which there was a serious outbreak in 1968.


Norwalk virus (plural Norwalk viruses)

  1. (virology) Any of several virus strains in genus Norovirus that cause acute gastrointestinal infection.
  2. (pathology) The disease caused by the virus.

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