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Norovirus Sweeps UK

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:26 AM

Norovirus Sweeps UK

UK hit by flu B and norovirus

High levels of influenza B and norovirus has led to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) to issue a warning to people on how to best control the spread of the disease. Influenza B is circulating in a number of UK regions with the west midlands being particularly hit, while norovirus, commonly known as winter vomiting disease, is thought to be affecting around one million peop
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:26 AM
I was fortunate enough to catch both, norovirus before christmas and flu b straight after.

Gut wrenching agony for one whole night followed by vomiting and now suffering from the flu... How lucky is that!!!

I wish people wouldnt come near or breath near me when there ill.
(visit the link for the full news article)

They should think "erm, im ill perhaps I shouldnt go visiting people spreading contagious viruses." Please crawl away and die somewhere else, just dont do it on my doorstep!

I cant begin to describe it, but the rest of my christmas was pretty ok. Had recovered from norovirus by christmas day so didnt have any problems with christmas dinner.

But now I've been enjoying the flu one whole week after...

My little brother phoned in sick, his boss said "oh your ill like me then!" and this guy works in a department store. Talk about containment and disease control, lets just go to work and spread it to all the staff as well as the customers.. merry christmas, ho,ho,ho!

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:34 AM
I'm sick of seeing this all over the news, I swear I may catch it just from watching it!

It is a little odd that there is so much coverage on this,?

But im for sure making sure I wash my hands everywhere I go! I have my own soap in my hand bag and a mini hand sanitizer,

Please if you have this flu..STAY IN! they are saying to not leave the house for at least 48 hours after the last symptoms,

[edit on 4-1-2008 by asala]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 05:55 AM
Just heard on the news today (Canada), that there is a 'Severe Cold' going around, but as yet... no flu. I didn't realize the common cold was spread in different stages. I always thought a cold was a cold and it just worsened depending on the individual.

Hope its not in the making for our area and the cold is just a prelude.


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:20 AM
My eldest daughter had this xmas eve, and i got it a few days after.

Did'nt stop being sick for 24hrs which was'nt good, but on the upside i started my New Years health kick 7lbs lighter after just a day!

Have the flu at the moment as do many people around here. Funnily enough i've felt like this since having the flu jab last month.

Conspiracy Conspiracy!!!


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:47 AM

Originally posted by Brother_Amos
I wish people wouldnt come near or breath near me when there ill.

They should think "erm, im ill perhaps I shouldnt go visiting people spreading contagious viruses." Please crawl away and die somewhere else, just dont do it on my doorstep!

Ah man, tell me about it! I hate it when someone sitting next to you just turns and coughs at you without even covering their mouth, even when there is plenty of space on their other side to cough into!

It's like "wtf!? you've probably just put me out of action for like 2 weeks! Cheers for that!"

I've just had a mild cold for the last few days though and I haven't even been out so hopefully i've missed a lot of the flu spreading.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 06:53 AM
This is really wierd..

Ok, i'm not from around there, but i have some quistions for the people who are from the UK and got sick...

When did you have your last flu shot, and wich type?

Did you feel sick or fuzzy after the shot?

If yes describe this feeling for us?

Just some answers I need to be sure...

Thx guys and good luck.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 07:10 AM
reply to post by PureET

I'm not even sure if i've ever had a flu shot actually... well if I have then it must have been a good few years ago because I don't remember it.

Saying that, i'm not even sure if i've ever had the proper flu. I've had real bad colds, but i've still been able to get out of bed and do stuff, so maybe they were just bad colds?

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 07:16 AM
What irritates me is the number of people who have absented themselves from my office today, presumably having caught this virus from reading about it in the newspapers! I bet the number of people having a day off "because of" the virus exceeds the number who actually have it....


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 07:16 AM
What irritates me is the number of people who have absented themselves from my office today, presumably having caught this virus from reading about it in the newspapers! I bet the number of people having a day off "because of" the virus exceeds the number who actually have it....


Sorry for the double post, don't know how it happened, I only clicked once...

[edit on 4-1-2008 by LoneWeasel]


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 08:01 AM
reply to post by PureET

I had the flu jab last month, well the end of November in fact. Although i'm only 35, l am in contact with elderly and ill people who could not afford to catch anything off me, so the local docs gave me the jab.

I'm not sure exactly what the content of the jab was, all i know is that it was the "flu" jab. Hundreds of us lined up in the local village hall as we were herded past a few docs playing darts with our arms.

I have no evidence to the jab being anything other than what it said, and to be honest i'm still not convinced about some of the conspiracy angles on jabs, however.....

I do know that since the jab, i have never felt so run down and subject to feeling like crap in my life.

Colds, sinus problems, general "heady" feeling, lots of things that i NEVER suffered from before. I never caught winter related illnesses, even when working in extreme cold tempretures, i just always stayed healthy before.

My migraines, which admittedly i have often suffered from in the past, have gone through the roof.

I appreciate that everyones body changes and that i am not getting any older, so maybe it'exactly that......i'm getting old!
Maybe it's just a coincidence, and after all, it is winter.


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 09:40 AM
A quick way to purge your system is follow a method used in the middle east for years, capsicum, if you are experiancing gut wrenching doubling up then what you need is a nice big jar of pickled CHILLIES!

Five of those, you might throw up and you might have the squits, but I purged it out in 24hr's as capsicum kills 99% of all bacteria in your stomache.

I did wash my hands but unfortunatly I bite my nails on occassion and thats probably how I caught it in the first place.

As to the flu, nothing I can suggest for that one sept, decongestant and nasal spray.

You can get a flu jab at 35?!?! Damn I wish I knew that, im 32... I would happily go down the doctors for a jab rather than sit at home bunged up, it's nearly gone now, just have to keep dosed up on vitamin C and Panax Ginseng...

But saying that I just re-read your post and your saying your worse off after the jab, perhaps I'm better off not getting it and sticking with homeopathic remidies.

I've got a nice recipe upstairs that involves a lot of differant types of pepper's nothing like having a good sweat to purge your system of impurities.

Heres the recipe for anyone whos intreasted;

2oz Pulverised Bayberry Bark,
1oz Pulverised Ginger,
1/2oz Pulverised Pinus Canadensis(White pine),
1dr (dram) cloves,
1dr Cayenne Pepper (Black NEVER White!)
Cinnamon, Wild Tyme, Marjoram,
And not forgetting good old fashioned Chilli Powder, I would recommend somthing like Jamaican Hot Fire or Scotch Bonnet.

That will clear you out like you wouldnt believe!

Recommend ZULU HOT FIRE SPICE MILL, its a blend of Peri Peri, Black Pepper, Sweet Red Pepper, Ginger and Ginseng. Throwing in some raw ones with a tablespoon of that in the mix.

Never use white pepper, it said to be nigh impossible for your body to break down due to how fine it is and it's not related to Cayenne Pepper, totally differant plant and I hear it causes problems for the kidneys so avoid!

People who go on holiday perpetuate the myth that its the cooking that ruins there holiday, 95% of the time it because they've done something stupid like drink the water out the tap!

Forgot to put the Doseage, 1 cup with hot not boiling water, let it stew in boiling water if you like strain it and drink, do not exceed the dose but repeat as needed.

Not for the faint hearted that one, DO NOT DRINK MILK to cool your mouth off, just stick with water, if you drink milk you'll only provide the virus with a breading ground!

And dont drink more than two cups of it in a day, if you do your asking for unbelieveable agony when it fires out of either end!

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 10:40 AM
I came down with this a couple of days ago and cleared my system in 24hrs.

Cook from scratch or order-out from a good takeaway for yourself a good hearty Vindaloo with plenty of extra chilli, if its barely edible from the feiry heat then that's hot enough to do the job!...It nourishes the body and keeps your strength up whilst sweating out the bug

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 10:57 AM
reply to post by citizen smith

Did that get rid of the bug completely or just temporarily cure the symptoms?

I may have to try that the next time i'm really ill lol my colds seem to last forever!

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 11:01 AM
I have used this concoction before and it worked for me.

1 oz. light Tequila
1 wedge lemon
1 wedge lime
1/2 oz. everclear (or other over 150 proof)

Use a larger shot glass, place the shot of tequila on a small saucer plate. Squeeze the lemon and lime in the tequila, but place the wedges in the shotglass as well after squeezing. Pour the everclear, or substitute, only on the saucer plate. DO NOT put the everclear, or substitute, in the tequila shot glass. (We will use this to heat the tequila/lime/lemon mix)

You may want to wear gloves for this next part so you do not burn your hands. Light the flamable alcohol, in the saucer plate. Wait for this to burn out. This will heat the tequila mix in the shot glass. Once this burns out, immediatly down the tequila shot ASAP. Don't let it get cold or cool off. (This is why you may want gloves since the shot glass may get hot) This will knock you on your butt that night but you will wake up feeling much better.

I use this anytime I get a cold or begin experiencing flu like symptoms. I am not a licensed physician and will not be held responsible for any mishaps using what I have heard from others, used successfully, and am telling others about. Use your better judgement. If you need a doctor, get a doctor.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 11:38 AM
Theres one hotter than a vindaloo, ask for a phal...

"Are you sure sir, it's very, very hot!"

Always makes me marvel they advertise active bacteria drinks on the television.

There's good reason for currying your nosh!

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by Brother_Amos

Me and a few mates thought it would be a good laugh to order a Phal once, it was chaos. Some of the sauce ended up in my eye and up my nose and washing it with water just made it burn even more! Those things are eeevil!

I'm not really a hot food person as it is, but if it gets rid of colds and flu like you guys say it does I may have to try it.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 11:54 AM
One of my mates is indian, he hates curry as he eats it every day, know what he loves?

Traditional English Big Breakfast! LMAO

He said you'd hate it too if you ate it everyday!

Reminds me of that Tilda Basmati rice advert, "one hundred years of tradition scrapped, all for what, so he can put it in the microwave.. WRONG!" LOL

Its also good for reducing a fever as it breaks you into a sweat.

But if its that bad I would say hit the doctors and get anti-biotics.

My little brother was once given a cold bath and wrapped in cold towels to help him break a fever when he was little... All these little things add up and they do say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Sod getting it in your eye, that must have cained!

One of my mates ate a chicken phal round mine once and he was drunk so he didnt really noticem until 15 minutes after he'd noshed it all down and he ran off and was violently sick, followed by screaming on the toilet the next day.. wimp! LOL nothing like a good bit of ring sting to put things sharply into perspective.

I just picked up that old recipe out of a herbal book, intreasting stuff natural remides, willow bark is rich in the same ingrediant they use in asprin, rosemary is good for gum disease, oh and if your looking to knock someone off foxgloves are rich in digitalis, a heart stimulant that can give you a heart attack in minutes from eating the flowers... Loverly!

Devils Apple, Jimson weed, Belladona, Hemlock, Henbane... Certainly a few to stear clear from... People in olden times confused parsley with monks hood, if you ingest monkshood, your insides burn from the inside out and people that died from it had blisters around there mouth.

But those are just some of the herbs, wait till you read about toadstools and mushrooms, one called Amenita Virosa is known as the destroying angel, people that make the mistake of eating one die in horrid pain with terrible cramps that seem to get better before they get worse as the amides in the shroom get to work at disolving there liver and kidneys and there is NO CURE!

So if you bump into anyone that says would you like to try these lovely horse mushrooms I picked this morning for breakfast tell them to get stuffed.. I had a very intreasting experiance once from eating some in that fashion!

Tripped out for hours, bloody idiot had picked a handful of Liberty Caps!

He appologised profusly saying he hadnt ment to cook those up, but that did nothing to resotre my fragile mind from believeing I'd seen aliens for real during the night!

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 12:32 PM
reply to post by PureET

I've gotten a flu shot every year since they were first available years ago. Never had any problem until this year.

My son and I had the shots about 2pm and by 8pm we were both feeling terrible. We had a slight fever, sick stomach and felt very tired. and like we were in for a few days of illness.

Surprisingly we were both fine the next morning.

The type flu shot we had was the one that is available in the USA for this years flu.

I will get the flu shot again next year. Also get the pneumonia shot every 5 years. Even at my age, which is 60, I keep my vaccinations currant as I travel to undeveloped countries a couple times a year.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 12:43 PM
And before you ask, no I havent seen the film SHROOMS and I dont want to much, dont fancy being reminded that in the night I was visited by a giant shimmering tree, followed by spiders, a giant T-Rex and shapeless blobs that kept floating around touching me!

Although the tattoo they scribbled on my arms was kind of cool, they looked metallic.. An experiance I wouldnt want to repeat... It felt like I was going to take off quite literally!

Things like that happening to you can leave you mentally scared by the experiance and it just goes to show how powerful some of the natural chemicals that occour in plants actually are.

I say liberty caps, but it might just as well have been Amineta Muscaria... He had no idea what one he'd thrown in that had done it.

He was true to his word though, it really was a dinner that was out of this world!

[edit on 4-1-2008 by Brother_Amos]

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