posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 05:44 PM
Many people mistook this virus, which apparently has already claimed lives, as a flu.
Just now on Nightly News, they stated that this virus, is not, in fact, a flu, and there is no vaccine for it. They called it the Norovirus.
Here's an article about it.
Piggybacking off this year’s influenza epidemic, a new strain of the highly contagious norovirus has reached the U.S. from Australia. Read more:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the new norovirus strain, called
GII.4 Sydney, is currently the leading cause of norovirus outbreaks in the U.S. and accounted for 58% of cases of the infection in December.
Often confused with the stomach flu because of its contemporaneous circulation with influenza during winter months, norovirus causes 21 million cases
of illness, often involving severe vomiting and diarrhea, 70,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S., and 800 deaths. Where influenza is a
respiratory illness, norovirus, which comes in five forms, favors the stomach and intestinal tract, causing inflammation of tissues that leads to
pain, nausea, and the diarrhea and vomiting. According to the CDC, about 51% of the cases in the U.S. were caused by person-to-person transmission,
and 20% resulted from contaminated food. Most infections occur in places where large numbers of people are gathered, such as schools, nursing homes
and cruise ships, where the virus can pass easily from host to host.
To read the whole article, visit here ---> The New
EDIT; Also, I wanted to mention that, after reading the symptoms, I believe that I extracted this illness about a month or so ago. I was rid of it in
about a day and a half, but it was THE MOST MISERABLE thing I have ever experienced. I NEVER get sick, but when this happened, I fainted (I have never
fainted before, EVER!), and I couldn't hold anything down, even painkillers, or even stomach acid. BUT, I was able to fight it off WITHOUT any kind of
shot, so if the MSM magically conjures a vaccine, don't take it. You have a better chance without it.
ANOTHER EDIT; I changed the heading to a more fitting title. This new Norovirus is spreading like wildfire around the states right now, and it's part
of the reason for our current mild epidemic.
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