Worldwide, noroviruses cause one in five cases of viral gastroenteritis and an estimated annual 300 million cases of norovirus infection contribute to roughly 260,000 deaths, mostly in low-income countries. However, a new weapon in the battle against noroviruses may be on the horizon, according to a study from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Takeda Inc., a vaccine manufacturer.
The study was led by Lisa Lindesmith, PhD, research specialist, and Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, both in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology.
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