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Norwalk Virus Infection

Last updated Sept. 14, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH


The topic Norwalk Virus Infection you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Viral Gastroenteritis.

Quick Summary:

  • Viral Gastroenteritis, also commonly referred to as Stomach Flu, is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract, which is caused by contaminated food and water
  • Severe abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, are characteristics of this viral infection. Occasionally, mild to moderate fevers may also occur
  • Individuals, who ingest contaminated food or water, acquire Viral Gastroenteritis. It can also be contracted from someone, who is infected, through direct contact
  • There are very few complications resulting from Viral Gastroenteritis and a full recovery is generally observed

Please find comprehensive information on Viral Gastroenteritis regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

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First uploaded: Sept. 14, 2017
Last updated: Sept. 14, 2017