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March 12, 2012
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Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie
Is it Norovirus or the Stomach Flu?
They are actually the same thing. Norovirus
affects one in 15 Americans every
year, causing sudden vomiting,
diarrhea and stomach cramps that
continue for a very unpleasant 24 to
48 hours, usually requiring no
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention says about half of cases
of food poisoning are caused by
norovirus. January through April is
high season for norovirus activity.
There is no vaccine and no
treatment, and if you get infected
by one strain, you can get walloped
by another strain, or even
re-infected a few months later by
the one that got you first time
intermittent appearance of the
highly contagious bug - often called
"stomach flu" - is spread through
vomit and fecal matter of sick
people, and outbreaks often occur
when an infected person handles
food. Nearly one fifth of all
infectious outbreaks in hospitals
have been linked to norovirus,
according to results from a survey
in American Journal of Infection
Norovirus is a hardy bug. It can
survive in cold water as long as 61
days and be infectious. It is
detectable for two weeks on hard
surfaces. Although, it is unclear
that it could still cause illness at
that point. Cooking destroys it, but
foods eaten raw, such as produce
washed with contaminated water or
foods prepared by cooks with unclean
hands, can carry the virus. Oysters,
which are nourished by filtering
water on the ocean floor, are the
single food most likely to be
best offense against norovirus
illness is a good defense. Tips to
reduce risks can be found at this
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