Norovirus

Etiology

  • Common cause of acute enteritis in adults
  • Daycare, hospitals, nursing homes, cruise ships, other contained spaces

Risk Factors

  • Passed fecal-oral, close contact
  • Old, young, compromised at greatest risk for complications related to hypovolemia

Symptoms

  • Abrupt onset n
  • V
  • F
  • Diarrhea
  • Incubation 12-24h
  • Duration illness typically 1-3d

Physical Exam Findings

  • F
  • Tachycardia, hypotension, other signs of hypovolemia if severe

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