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2014-09-29 16:26:17

This comprehensive syndromic panel tests for greater than 90% of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis in a single molecular test AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced it has received U.S. FDA clearance to add three new targets to its xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP). The targets include Adenovirus 40/41, Entamoeba histolytica and Vibrio cholerae. In addition, FDA has now cleared...

2014-04-10 08:28:55

Accurate Norovirus Detection in as Short as One Hour SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for rapid identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II (GII), to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(®) System, the world's...

Norovirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
2013-10-05 05:27:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An experimental norovirus vaccine has been found to reduce the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal infection by more than half, according to research presented this week at the IDWeek 2013 infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. The investigational vaccine, which reportedly appears to be generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of the RNA virus, has been found to reduce vomiting and/or...

2013-06-07 23:18:10

Fastcare, Aventura urgent care clinic, offers advice on how to detect and treat a stomach flu throughout this stomach flu season. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 There are many different viruses that can cause stomach flu, including rotaviruses, adenoviruses, and the Norwalk virus. The body fluids of infected people contain the virus, sometimes even before their symptoms begin. The virus can be spread by direct contact with an infected person. For example by kissing or shaking hands or by...

Copper Destroys Norovirus Research Shows
2013-05-28 14:19:42

University of Southampton New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus — the highly-infectious sickness bug. The virus can be contracted from contaminated food or water, person-to-person contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning surfaces made from copper could effectively shut down one avenue of infection. Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute...

2013-04-09 23:04:52

More than 1 million kids get sick from norovirus each year. Teaching children basic sanitation and using simple precautions at home can protect them from this dangerous stomach virus. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Norovirus sends more than one million children under age five to the doctor each year. Texas Pediatrician Dr. Marta Katalenas, advises parents to establish a regular routine of sanitary precautions that can dramatically reduce the risk of infection from norovirus. According to...

Norovirus Now Primary Cause Of ‘Stomach Bug’ In Children
2013-03-22 09:02:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ℠stomach bug,´ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday. Gastroenteritis involves the inflammation of the stomach and small intestine, and is typically caused by one of several different types of viruses. Also...


Latest gastroenteritis Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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