Agent / Norwalk-Like Viruses
virus is classified as a member of the
calicivirus group of enteric
viruses. With humans as the only
known reservoir, it is transmitted
primarily by the fecal oral route.
Outbreaks suggest contaminated food,
water and raw shellfish to be the
primary route of transmission with
transmission to family members
has isolated Norwalk from water sources
by filter concentration, cell culture
for subsequent identification by
molecular techniques (ie. Polymerase
Chain Reaction (PCR)).
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