Noroviruses are highly contagious viruses that can cause a food infection. A food infection is characterised by abdominal complaints, including vomiting, stomach pain and stomach cramps. As a result of genetic variation, not everyone is sensitive to every type of norovirus.
Norovirus resistance and heredity
Various mechanisms that protect people against norovirus are genetic. The FUT2 gene, for example, is known to play a role in norovirus resistance. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to predict your personal resistance to norovirus.
Check your genetic predisposition to norovirus resistance
Would you be interested to find out your genetic predisposition to norovirus resistance? If you request an iGene Passport, you will have an insight into your own DNA profile within around 6 weeks and will be able to check this straight away – as well as your genetic predisposition to various other personal traits, external features and hereditary conditions.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
As well as informing you about various personal traits, an iGene Passport will also provide you with information on all kinds of hereditary conditions. In addition, you will receive targeted information that will help you to reduce the risk of developing them. If you make use of our message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights.