Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stomach flu

  • Ugh, what could be worse than a stomach bug? The vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and more. Despite the fact that its so common -- there are at least 20 million stomach-flu cases in the U.S each year -- many people dont know much about it.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Oh dude what is this? Wisconsin union-krushing Gov. Scott Walker cannot join Barack Obama today on his exciting journey through the Milwaukee Master Lock factory because he has the stomach flu. He has… the stomach flu.
  • (Wonkette (satire))
  • Scott County is seeing a rise in the Norovirus, a bug which attacks the gastrointestinal system that is often called the stomach flu.
  • (KWQC)
  • PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -- A health ministry official in St. Maarten says that more than two dozen cruise passengers were sick as the vessel docked in the Caribbean island.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • News that a flu outbreak had closed a San Francisco high school wouldnt be too unusual this time of year, when we are often seeing quite a few flu cases.
  • (About - News & Issues)
  • An increased number in absences in two Ohio County schools is being attributed to the norovirus, commonly known as the stomach flu.
  • (WTRF)
  • Steve Connor is The Independents Science Editor. A vaccine against norovirus, a food poisoning virus that causes violent stomach flu, could be available within five years if it can be shown to be safe when taken as a nasal spray, scientists said.
  • (The Independent)
  • Attendance in Knightsen School District is on the upswing after the largest outbreak of stomach flu in years.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • You can contract the stomach flu - or norovirus -- by: * Eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with the virus (someone gets stool or vomit on their hands, then touches food or drink).
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Parents of children attending school in metro-Richmond, Henrico and our surrounding counties need to be aware of the stomach flu that is prevalent at this time of year.
  • (Examiner)

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