New norovirus stomach “flu” is super contagious
and spreading across the nation. I’m Erin White and THIS is a dailyRx Minute.
A new strain of stomach virus first detected in Sydney, Australia in March 2012 has made
its way to America…AFTER making people sick in Japan, Canada, Western Europe and other
parts of the world. Each year norovirus causes about 21 million
illnesses and about 800 deaths. The illness causes sudden stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea
and vomiting. It can spread in places such as schools, cruise ships and nursing homes.
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