What is the name of the illness caused by noroviruses?

Illness caused by norovirus infection has several names, including:

  • Acute Gastroenteritis
  • Calicivirus Infection
  • Food Poisoning (although there are other causes of food poisoning)
  • Gastroenteritis refers to an inflammation of the stomach and intestines.
  • Non-bacterial Gastroenteritis
  • Stomach Flu - this "stomach flu" is not related to the flu (or influenza), which is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus.
  • Viral Gastroenteritis - the most common name for illness caused by norovirus.

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1. What are noroviruses?
2. What are the symptoms of illness caused by noroviruses?
3. What is the name of the illness caused by noroviruses?
4. How serious is norovirus disease?
5. How do people become infected with noroviruses?
6. When do symptoms appear?
7. Are noroviruses contagious?
8. How long are people contagious?
9. Who gets norovirus infection?
10. What treatment is available for people with norovirus infection?
11. Can norovirus infections be prevented?