What is the Effect of Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks in Military Units?

Research Paper Title Norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in military units: a systematic review. Background Norovirus gastroenteritis is one of the most frequent causes of personnel unavailability in military units, being associated with significant morbidity and degradation of their operational effectiveness. The disease is usually mild but can be severe and life-threatening in young and healthy soldiers,… Read More


The Impact of Norovirus on the Portuguese Army’s Effectiveness

Research Paper Title Country-wide surveillance of norovirus outbreaks in the Portuguese Army, 2015-2017. Background Gastrointestinal infections are among the most common foodborne and waterborne diseases in military populations, with direct implications in operational efficiency and force readiness. Through the surveillance system of reportable acute gastrointestinal illness in the Portuguese Army, four norovirus outbreaks were identified… Read More