September 10, 2018

Norovirus earned its name as the "perfect pathogen"because it spreads faster and farther than most viruses, infecting 20 million people in the United States every year and killing 200,000 worldwide.

Although the virus - the leading cause of gastrointestinal illness - survives typical disinfectants and is constantly changing, researchers at Vanderbilt University have taken a step toward developing a vaccine and toward improving diagnosis and treatment.

Read more at Vanderbilt study takes step toward norovirus vaccine, medicinal treatment.