Norwalk virus


Nor·walk virus

noun \ˈnr-ˌwk-\

Definition of NORWALK VIRUS

:  a highly infectious norovirus (species Norwalk virus) that causes acute gastroenteritis in humans

Origin of NORWALK VIRUS

Norwalk, Ohio, site of an outbreak of the virus in 1968
First Known Use: 1983

Nor·walk virus

noun \ˈn(ə)r-ˌwk-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NORWALK VIRUS

: a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Norovirus (species Norwalk virus) that was first discovered in Norwalk, Ohio, and causes an infectious human gastroenteritis—called also Norwalk agent

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