Author Affiliation

Received: Mar 2017 / Accepted: Mar 2017/ Published: Mar 2017


Article History

1 Istanbul Geliim University, School of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Istanbul, Turkey 2 Namık Kemal University, School of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Tekirda., Turkey


How to Cite This Article

ÇOL, B. G., & YIKMIS, S. (2017). Human Norovirus Infection: Identification, Epidemics and Treatment. Int. J. Agr. Life. Sci, 3(1), 147-156. doi: 10.22573/spg.ijals.017.s12200079.


Copyright

© 2017 ÇOL, B. G., & YIKMIS, S.. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.


Abstract

Human Noroviruses (HuNoVs) are important enteric pathogens, which affect the stomach and intestines, leading to gastroenteritis or more commonly called the "stomach flu" or “winter vomiting bug". HuNoVs are mainly transmitted by the fecal-oral route, either by directly infected person-to-person contact or directly via contaminated foods, water and surface areas. The virus is highly contagious as 10-100 virus particles are sufficient to cause diseases. HuNoVs can spread easily and cause prolonged outbreaks. This is due to their environmental persistence, high infectivity, being resistance to disinfection and difficulty in preventing transmission. HuNoVs are the most common causative agent leading to acute gastroenteritis among infectious diseases worldwide and poses a serious public health problem, especially among children being the most susceptible. In developing countries, the highest cost of medical care after respiratory infections is listed for acute gastroenteritis. In this study, Norovirus outbreaks, precautions, its identification and struggles were informed and some suggestions were made about this case.