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Scientists Discover the Secret Weapon of Stomach Viruses

Written by: Melody Schreiber

A cluster of rotaviruses. The image is made by a transmission electron micrograph and has been colored. Photo credit WBUR

Researchers have discovered why some stomach bugs hit us so hard — and spread so fast.

New research published Wednesday in Cell Host & Microbe found that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, are more contagious and more potent when the virus particles cluster together.  These findings may help treat — and even prevent — these viruses more effectively. Read more.

Published Aug 9, 2018 by WBUR


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