Disease course and viral shedding in experimental Norwalk virus and Snow Mountain virus infection.

@article{Kirby2014DiseaseCA,
  title={Disease course and viral shedding in experimental Norwalk virus and Snow Mountain virus infection.},
  author={A E Kirby and Ju-Fang Shi and Julia S Montes and Meredith Lichtenstein and Christine L Moe},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2014},
  volume={86 12},
  pages={2055-64}
}
Norovirus is the most common cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis, causing approximately 21 million cases annually in the USA. The virus is highly contagious and resistant to decontamination, making outbreaks difficult to control. To facilitate the development of better control methods, this study characterized the viral shedding patterns in stools from subjects experimentally infected with genogroup I or II norovirus. Viral stool titers were determined by quantitative real-time RT-PCR for… CONTINUE READING