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Originally posted by DogHead
So is there a normal thread on Norovirus?
Originally posted by Harlequin
don`t more people die from seasonal flu?
Originally posted by infinite
Yes, people have died but nothing of the scale the hoax article is referring to.
This thread has been so debunked that there is nothing left of it to discuss.
Originally posted by snoopyuk
ok , so i repeat my question , Why has this been left as it is , it is on the front page of this site, and it clearly does NOT say hoax or anything....very misleading..
·SYMPTOMS: Sudden onset of nausea followed by vomiting and diarrhoea.
Some individuals may have headaches, raised temperature and aches and pains.
Most people make a full recovery within 48 hours.
·WHAT TO DO: Practice good hygiene with hand washing especially after using the toilet and before preparing food.
Try to avoid direct contact with other people for 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped.
There is no treatment for this illness. It is however important that you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Avoid preparing food for others until 3 days after the end of symptoms.
Avoid attending lectures for 48 hours after the end of your symptoms.
The health authorities urge patients not to contact their GP but to follow guidance via NHS direct: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk..., or by
contacting them on 0845 4647 for advice.
Originally posted by gottago
The article is extremely sensationalist and of quite dubious provenance, but the fact remains that so-called "superbugs"--strep/ viral infections that often cause death in extremely ill or aged patients--is a major concern of UK hospitals and a rapidly growing one at that.