Shedding of norovirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic infections

  title={Shedding of norovirus in symptomatic and asymptomatic infections},
  author={Peter F.M. Teunis and Faizel H A Sukhrie and Harry Vennema and Jolanda Bogerman and Mathias F C Beersma and Marion P. G. Koopmans},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  pages={1710 - 1717}
SUMMARY Norovirus is the most frequent cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis and it is difficult to control in crowded environments like hospitals and nursing homes. Transmission depends on oral intake of virus deposited in the environment by infectious subjects. Data from volunteer studies indicate that virus concentrations in stool are highly variable, but systematic studies of the time-course of shedding and its individual variation are lacking. This paper quantifies norovirus shedding… 

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