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Old 02-28-2024, 10:01 PM
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Cases of the brutal stomach bug are on the rise again, especially in certain parts of the country.https://www.self.com/story/norovirus...term=SLF_Daily
If there’s one thing you don’t want to endure right now (or ever, really), it’s the symptoms of norovirus, a brutal stomach bug that tends to cause relentless diarrhea and vomiting for roughly one to three hellish days.

According to the most recent surveillance data from the CDC, cases of the gnarly illness have been ticking upward across the US since December. Northeastern states are seeing the biggest spike; as of mid-February, 13.4% of tests have come back positive. Meanwhile, other regions have also seen a steady climb, but with slightly lower rates. On average, southern states had a 9.5% positivity rate; the Midwest was at roughly 10%, and Western states hit about 12%.

And it’s extremely contagious: Norovirus spreads like wildfire, often through direct contact with someone who’s infected—say, by caring for a sick person, or by sharing food or eating utensils with them. You can also catch it by touching contaminated surfaces, like a door or toilet handle, and then touching your face with unwashed hands.
Knowing several people who suffered through norovirus attacks, this is a very good article to read
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Old 03-01-2024, 05:20 AM
Location: SW Florida
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Symptoms like those described, relentless vomiting and diarrhea, would be impossible to ignore, methinks.

Can you imagine being inflicted with this on your dream cruise? Along with how many others of your fellow cruise passengers?
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