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Gyula Mozsik

University of Pécs

Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Univesity of Pécs, Hungary, and recipient of Andre Robert’s award from the International Union of Pharmacology in 2014. He published 360 peer-reviewed papers, 196 book chapters, 692 abstracts, 19 monographs, and edited 32 books.


Norovirus Gastroenteritis Transmission Symptoms Ria Assays Quantitative Ria Assays Elisa Test Virology and Classifications Incidence Treatments Clinical Practice Guidelines Vaccination Treatments Norovirus

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Norovirus (also called the "winter vomiting bug") is the most common cause of gastroenteritis with clinical symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and headache. Dehydration is the main risk and complication of norovirus.
A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to virus.
Norovirus causes 785 million cases of acute gastroenteritis, making it the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Disease more commonly occurs in winter months causing infections in both developed and developing countries.
It is usually not fatal, but the illness can be serious for infants and the elderly (about 200000 per year).
Those under the age of five are most often affected and in this group it results in about 50.000 deaths in the developing world.
It is highly contagious and it can be transmitted both directly from person to person (in 62-84 % in all reported outbreaks) and indirectly via contaminated water and food. Home, schools, restaurants, and other more commonly used places have important role in spreading the virus.

The Noroviruses (NoV) are in general diverse group of single-stranded positive-sense RNA, non-enveloped viruses (International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses made different classifications in this field). Different serotypes, strains and isolates are found in infected patients. The diagnosis can be obtained by the observations based on the clinical pictures, PCR assays or quantitative PCR assays. The ELISA test can be applied for identifications of different strains of Noroviruses.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) printed a guideline addressing strategies for the prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis (2011) which were organized into 12 categories.

This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers which provide updates on Norovirus diagnostics, treatments and prevention targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, Ph.D. students and other scientists.

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Gyula Mozsik

University of Pécs

Gyula Mózsik, MD,PhD, ScD(med) is a professor emeritus of medicine at First Department of Medicine, Univesity of Pécs, Hungary. He was head of the Department from 1993 to 2003. His specializations are medicine, gastroenterology, clinical pharmacology, clinical nutrition. His research fields are biochemical and molecular pharmacological studies in gastrointestinal tract, clinical pharmacological and clinical nutritional studies, clinical genetic studies, and innovative pharmacological and nutritional (dietetical) research in new drug production and food production. He published around 360 peer-reviewed papers, 196 book chapters, 692 abstracts, 19 monographs, 32 edited books. He organized 38 national and international (in Croatia ,France, Romania, Italy, U.S.A., Japan) congresses /Symposia. He received the Andre Robert’s award from the International Union of Pharmacology, Gastrointestinal Section (2014). Fourteen of his students were appointed as full professors in Cuba, Egypt and Hungary.

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