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Vomiting Virus Rapidly Spreading, CDC Warns

Health & Wellness  (tags: Vomiting Virus Rapidly Spreading, CDC Warns )

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Dubbed the "vomiting virus," a new strain of norovirus is sweeping the US right now -- and the already unpleasant illness has presented in a new strain.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 4:58 am

Jim P (3257)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:10 am
A friend of mine in another state may have gotten.
She went to the ER and they found nothing??
She is ok now but spent a few days recovering.
She said that her experience was most unpleasant.

Ty, Agnes.

Nancy B (63)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:37 am
was in Er with it or something last week still resting .

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 2:05 pm
We've had three different types of influenza up here in Toronto. There's the one that makes you want to sleep all the time; the one that causes you to run hot and cold; the one that is described here in this article. I think the communicate and take turns.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 3:54 pm
Very first thing I do when I come into the house from being out anywhere, is to wash my hands thouroughly.

This single action competely blocks the oral/fecal route that this virus is transmitted by.

I don't mean someone leaving shxt on public places(in a way). These are viruses. They are invisible.

They "live" on a clean appearing dry surface for up to 32 hours.

It does however come from someone not washing their hands after doing their "business". But they don't see anything on their hands and assume(wrongly) they are clean. NOT.

Think about all the store handles, gas pump handles, grocery cart handle(push the cart)... It is everywhere these places exist.

Wash your hands before putting anything in your mouth. Soap(plain)kills and removes almost all viruses and bacteria from your hands.

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday January 27, 2013, 7:04 pm
Noted, thanks Agnes, Another thing Not to look forward to. Think I've had the 'hibernating' sleeping one, then the one that is trying to wake me up from hibernation with the 'hot-cold'. Then again, perhaps they were just 'seasonal' depression. Vomiting is an entirely different variety though.

Robert O (12)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:21 am
I heard about this and it sounds positively scary. Thanks Agnes.

Süheyla C (234)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:06 am
Thank you Agnes

Ro H (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 7:36 am

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 8:04 am
Oh my goodness, never knew about this. Do take care everyone.

Joanna M (139)
Monday January 28, 2013, 10:18 am
Oh geez, that is NOT what I want to hear!! I have the worst immune system ever...

Madeleine watt (243)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:09 pm
We in Western NC have been hit with more different strains of flu and a sort of "cold" leaving people with bronchitis or pneumonia. We have never seen anything like it. Even with washing my hands, eating right and exercise I still got a cold for the first time in 5 years. It has not been terrible, but I have had to stay in bed for two days.

BG Callahan (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 3:38 pm
All the years we only referred to it at "that stomach flu that's going around. This it. Norovirus!!!! The pic of the virus on the site deserves to be on a horror movie poster! It was identified in Norwalk Ohio in the '60s but the name didn't gain widespread usage until the '00s.

Elvira S (82)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:33 pm
Lovely, lets hope people stay out of hospital with this bug, unless, of course it becomes life threatening.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:34 pm

Carol H (229)
Monday January 28, 2013, 4:50 pm
noted, I dont want to catch that one!!

Christine Stewart (134)
Monday January 28, 2013, 9:40 pm
No cruise ships or buffet restaurants for me!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:34 pm
Interesting. Remember viruses can remain viable for up to 32 hours on what otherwise appears as a clean dry surface. I suspect the oral/fecal route is the primary mode of spread.

This means wash your hands before you eat or drink. You could have picked it up anywhere(gas pump handle, grocery cart, door handle, light switch, etc.) and is waiting for you to touch your face.

reft h (66)
Monday January 28, 2013, 11:42 pm
thanks for the article. Best to stay away from buffets I think

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 1:05 am

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday January 29, 2013, 10:23 am
Everybody: Wash your Hands!
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