HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

Norovirus Prevalent in Those Suffering from Traveler's Diarrhea

Norovirus may be the most common cause of travelers' diarrhea for United States citizens returning from Mexico and Guatamala say researchers from the U.S., Guatemala, Mexico and Sweden. Their findings appear in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.

It is estimated that 20 to 50 percent of the people traveling to tropical areas of the world will experience traveler's diarrhea (TD). TD, defined as three or more loose stool movements in a 24-hour period, frequently results from exposure to bacterial or viral pathogens. Noroviruses (NoV's) are considered to be one of the leading causes of nonbacterial gastro-related illnesses resulting in over 23 million cases annually.

In the study stool samples were collected from 34 patients with traveler's diarrhea and tested for the presence of norovirus. The virus was detected in 65 percent of the samples tested, with time spent at travel destinations playing an important role in determining infection frequency.

"This study is the first of its kind to indicate that NoVs may be a major cause of illness among United States travelers who experience TD during extended stays in developing countries," say the researchers. The high frequency of NoV infection among TD cases examined in this study suggests that further investigations concerning the role of these viruses in TD are warranted."

(A.R. Chapin, C.M. Carpenter, W.C. Dudley, L.C. Gibson, R. Pratdesaba, O. Torres, D. Sanchez, J. Belkind-Gerson, I. Nyquist, A. Karnell, B. Gustafsson, J.L. Halpern, A.L. Bourgeois, K.J. Schwab. 2005. Prevalence of norovirus among visitors from the United States to Mexico and Guatemala who experience traveler's diarrhea. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43. 3: 1112-1117.)

DNA Vaccine Protects Against AIDS, Not HIV

While a new DNA vaccine may not be able to prevent HIV infection,
'"/>

Contact: Jim Sliwa
jsliwa@asmusa.org
202-942-9297
American Society for Microbiology
18-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
2. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
5. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
6. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
7. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
8. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
9. Oxford Journals release preliminary findings from open access experiments
10. Oxford Journals share evidence-based open access results with the community
11. Oxford Journals open access workshop

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/7/2017)... March 7, 2017 Brandwatch , the leading social ... The Prince,s Trust to uncover insights to support its reporting, ... The UK,s leading youth charity will be using Brandwatch ... and get a better understanding of the topics and issues that ... ...
(Date:3/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Summary This report ... Merck KGaA and its partnering interests and activities since ... Description The Partnering Deals and Alliance since 2010 ... of one of the world,s leading life sciences companies. ... purchase to ensure inclusion of the most up to ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... , Feb. 28, 2017   Acuant , ... software globally, announces significant enhancements to new and core ... 2016. New products include mobile and desktop Acuant FRM ... TM - a real time manual review of ... idScan® technology provides the fastest and most accurate capture ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/29/2017)... , ... March 29, 2017 , ... ... instrumentation for cell-based assays, disperses a quarterly travel award to noteworthy scientists who ... the company announced that its new round of awards are being given to ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The University of ... Nordion, a business of Sterigenics International, and General Atomics ... been submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ... production of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Once operational, production from this ... U.S. demand for Mo-99, which currently must be imported ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... NetDimensions announced ... processes and enhance training plan management for consistent implementation of standards and regulatory ... the SHL Group to help improve and streamline their training and employee development ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... MA. (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... long time members of the Modular Building Institute (MBI), an international modular trade ... in the permanent modular category for the Pagliuca Life Lab at Harvard University. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: