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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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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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