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GW Experts Available to Comment on Sydney Stomach Virus Outbreak

Released: 25-Jan-2013 3:45 PM EST
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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WASHINGTON (Jan. 25, 2013) –A new strain of norovirus, originating from Australia, is now circulating in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 140 outbreaks have been caused by this new Sydney stomach virus since September. Infectious disease experts at the George Washington University (GW) are available to comment on stories about the outbreak.

Please contact Lisa Anderson at lisama2@gwu.edu or 202-994-3121 to interview Dr. Simon or Dr. Siegel.

Gary Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, Walter G. Ross Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical Education: University of Maryland

Residencies: University of Maryland Hospital

Fellowships: Tufts-New England Medical Center

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Interests: Infectious Diseases, HIV Infection, AIDS

Marc Siegel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Medical Education: Georgetown University Medical School

Residencies: Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School

Fellowships: Infectious Diseases at the George Washington University Medical Center

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Languages: German

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