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Scientists discover 3 new strains of norovirus that are causing gastro outbreaks
 

Scientists discover 3 new strains of norovirus that are causing gastro outbreaks

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Australian scientists have discovered three new strains of norovirus, which they say are responsible for a local outbreak of viral gastroenteritis over the last couple of months.
 
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16 Sep 2016 - General
 
A gastro virus that affects 267 million people, and causes 200,000 deaths every year should make us more alert than before especially after knowing that we are not facing only one norovirus but three different strains altogether. As we know, viral infections are more difficult to control especially if these viruses are formed of RNA structure as in this case where they mutate easily to adapt with their surroundings. The available treatments are mostly symptomatic rather than definitive. Hence th...
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Gastroenteritis is characterized by vomiting and diarrhea leading to dehydration and electrolyte disturbance. It is a viral infection of the gut that can rapidly push a patient toward death. A new research in Australia about causative agents of gastroenteritis is absolutely useful in detecting the viruses responsible for it. They have said that three new strains of norovirus are responsible for this local outbreak of gastroenteritis. Norovirus infection to the gut can cause temporary loss of tas...
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Anyone who has had a viral gastroenteritis know that it is not an experience you would like to have for the second time. But according to the researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia, there are 3 new strains of norovirus, which they say are responsible for a local outbreak of viral gastroenteritis over the last couple of months. Viral gastroenteritis can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration and electrolyte disturbances. There is no speci...
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