Can we prevent norovirus infections?

Norovirus Each year, noroviruses cause over 200,000 deaths and a global economic burden of US$64 billion. A highly contagious virus that most people will contract 5 times in their lifetime, the most serious outcomes of the disease – hospitalization and death – are far more common among children and the elderly, and in low and middle income countries. In a new PLOS Collection – The Global Burden of Norovirus & Prospects for Vaccine Development – global norovirus experts fill critical knowledge gaps and provide key information to further development of a much-needed vaccine:

  • The Vast and Varied Global Burden of Norovirus: Prospects for Prevention and Control
  • Global Economic Burden of Norovirus Gastroenteritis
  • Norovirus Epidemiology in Africa: A Review
  • Population-Based Incidence Rates of Diarrheal Disease Associated with Norovirus, Sapovirus, and Astrovirus in Kenya
  • Incidence of Norovirus and Other Viral Pathogens That Cause Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) among Kaiser Permanente Member Populations in the United States, 2012–2013
  • Incidence of Norovirus-Associated Medical Encounters among Active Duty United States Military Personnel and Their Dependents
  • Early Detection of Epidemic GII-4 Norovirus Strains in UK and Malawi: Role of Surveillance of Sporadic Acute Gastroenteritis in Anticipating Global Epidemics
  • Norovirus Recombinant Strains Isolated from Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Southern Brazil, 2004–2011
  • A Multi-Site Study of Norovirus Molecular Epidemiology in Australia and New Zealand, 2013-2014
  • Vomiting as a Symptom and Transmission Risk in Norovirus Illness: Evidence from Human Challenge Studies
  • Correlates of Protection against Norovirus Infection and Disease—Where Are We Now, Where Do We Go?
  • Innate Resistance and Susceptibility to Norovirus Infection
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