Norovirus: The Bug That Is Presently Making So Many Of Us Sick - Forbes

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While we worry about the flu, another virus that can get us quite ill is creeping up on us. It is called Norovirus Sydney 2012 it has spread from Australia through England and Wales and now to the U.S. It is currently sickening people in nursing homes and churches and other public areas throughout Utah. In the past, norovirus outbreaks have characteristically occurred on ships and in schools.

Here’s something norovirus has in common with influenza: Like the flu, norovirus mutates rapidly, and we are dealing with a different prevailing strain each year.
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helloamy1977
Jan 14, 2013
I feel so sorry for those with weakened immune systems or the elderly. It seems like this or something is affecting so many around me. I wonder if the flu shots are helping this or not.
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FibroMom
Jan 13, 2013
Oh, NO - not another virus?!? It's not looking good for those of us that have screwed up auto-immune systems! As it is - I am afraid to leave the house! :( Thanks for the update.
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WideAnglePhoto
Jan 13, 2013
Yeah, mine is an auto-immune issue, too, and this virus will NOT leave me be!! Been sick for so long now, I've almost forgotten what it's like to be well! This time of year is just awful for us....
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FibroMom
Jan 13, 2013
Bless Your Heart! ♥ I've been fortunate thus far - but I am more or less staying in a bubble! Always worries me when I have to go for a routine doctor visit or test - being around so many people that are sick... darned if you do - darned if you don't! Feel better! :HUGS!:
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WideAnglePhoto
Jan 13, 2013
Aw, thanks so much! You stay well!!! Heart Hugs back to you!
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