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“The Norovirus: A Study in Puked Perfection”

A new norovirus article by award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer; it speaks for itself. Enjoy! http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/02/the-norovirus-a-study-in-puked-perfection/   Share this story…

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Promising Steps Towards a Norovirus Vaccine

WebMD Health News reports promising steps towards a Norovirus vaccine.  The vaccine is still in the early stages of development, but safely stimulated immune response in a study with healthy adults.  The new vaccine...

Nasal Spray to Protect Against Stomach Flu?

Nasal Spray to Protect Against Stomach Flu?

A simple nasal spray treatment shows promise for offering immunity against noroviruses, the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis. In these early studies, the treatment was about 60% effective. Further efforts are underway to improve efficacy, as well as fulfill regulatory testing that would eventually be necessary for FDA approval. Of note, Dr. Robert Atmar, a member of the USDA-NIFA Food Virology Collaborative, is the lead author on this paper.