• Question: what are you working to cure?

    Asked by me is myself to Liz on 10 Jun 2017.
    • Photo: Liz Buckingham-Jeffery

      Liz Buckingham-Jeffery answered on 10 Jun 2017:

      I mostly work on improving our understanding of norovirus. Norovirus is an illness that gives you vomiting and diarrhoea! Its not very fun to have! But it is very, very common: most people will get it at some point and it doesn’t last for very long. I’ve had it before!!

      My work will not cure norovirus. But my work helps us understand how quickly it spreads, how often we might catch it, and how long you stay immune from it before you can get it again.

      There are also other scientists who are currently looking for a vaccine for norovirus. But it doesn’t exist yet.