Medicine’s Mark Cameron explains what sapovirus is and its health effects

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HealthMark Cameron, associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, explained what sapovirus is and how it can cause inflammation of the stomach or intestines. “Sapovirus infections tend to be less severe than norovirus infections overall and can have asymptomatic or very mild forms in adults,” he said, adding that while people often get it from food, sapovirus isn’t technically food poisoning.