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Cruise ship norovirus outbreak highlights how infections spread

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 8:42pm
EurekAlert
(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States and is estimated to cause nearly 21 million cases annually. The results of an investigation of a 2009 outbreak on a cruise ship shed light on how the infections can spread and the steps both passengers and crew can take to prevent them. The findings are published in a new study in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online.

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