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What is the definition or description of: norwalk virus?

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Dr. Victor Nwanguma
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Causes infection: Norwalk virus is also know as norovirus, causes stomach upset with mostly vomiting and diarrhea. You can easily get the virus from one sick person to another, through droplets (coughing, sneezing), contaminated food, water, etc. No specific treatment. Usually most people will recover within 5 days.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Norwalk Virus: Norwalk virus causes viral gastroenteritis often within 24 to 48 hours of exposure. Most often the symptoms last from 12 to 48 hours. Sx's may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, muscle pain, low-grade fever & malaise. Norwalk virus occurs more often in adults & older children as compared to infants / toddlers.

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