(nonenveloped virus)

Nonenveloped virus
Hard to crack: molecules need to penetrate into the interior of the viruses to destroy them.

Norovirus is a nonenveloped virus having the shape of an icosahedral capsid (spherical shape), belonging to the Caliciviridae family.

It is a common pathogen of gastroenteritis.

Particularly hospitals (geriatrics) and geriatric/nursing homes are concerned by endemic norovirus infections.

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.

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