Epidemic vomiting

Epidemic vomiting

virus caused by Norwalk virus, a 27 nm rna virus in the family Caliciviridae frequently occurring in a group of people (e.g., in a school or small community) suddenly and without prodromal illness or malaise, is intense while it lasts, but ceases abruptly after a few hours or a day or so; symptoms are headache, abdominal pain, giddiness, and diarrhoea in most of the cases, and extreme prostration in about 75%.

Synonym: epidemic nausea.


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