Tag: Norovirus

RELEASE: How highly contagious norovirus infection gets its start

Virus infects rare intestinal cells in mice; findings point to therapeutic strategy Norovirus – the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness best known for spreading rapidly on cruise chips, in nursing homes, schools and other densely populated spaces – kills an estimated 200,000 people annually, mostly in the developing world. There’s no treatment or vaccine to prevent the illness, and scientists have understood little about how the infection gets started. Now, researchers at Washington University School of […]