Norovirus (formerly Norwalk agent) is an RNA virus (taxonomic family Caliciviridae) that causes approximately 90% of epidemic nonbacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world, and may be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States.
The Native Antigen Company today announced the expansion of its norovirus-like particle range, with the addition of six new reagents.
A new sensor can detect not only whether a virus is present, but whether it's infectious – an important distinction for containing viral spread.
Infusing prepared foods with an edible coating that contains green tea extract may lower consumers' chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus by eating contaminated food, new research suggests.
Created from 13,000 separate images taken by an electron microscope, it reveals in rich detail the structure of the virus.
Noroviruses can be easily transported via fresh fruits and vegetables. This article looks at the methods behind increasing the radiosensitivity of the virus.