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Old 03-18-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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I think our house has been hit w/ the flu! (despite flu shots!)

Anyone else seeing it a lot in FFX Co?
The national map says it's now "widespread" in Virginia but I can't find one that's specific by county.
Just wondering if it's hitting other schools, etc in FFX Co.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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Are you sure it's the true flu? I've heard that about 2 weeks ago, there was a surge.

I haven't run across ANYONE who has had the flu, although plenty of us have been sick including myself. My whole office came down with something about 4 weeks ago--a very bad cold that has taken forever to shake. My son had it too as did many people in his school, however, it was not influenza.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Might also be partially due to the high pollen counts right now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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FCPS sent out an e-mail to parents at our school in late February or the beginning of March reporting widespread reports of a norovirus making the rounds in the county schools. The outbreak at one school - Willow Springs ES - got the most attention, but students at other schools got sick as well. Lots of kids and adults had very upset stomachs for 1-3 days.

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/02...ick-73113.html

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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We had the norovirus cut through our kids schools. but they never sent out a warning.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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We've had a mild flu season here in Phoenix, and contrary to what you might expect, it is usually pretty bad here as people bring it from all over for the high season. I heard they had Norovirus at Tall Oaks in Reston.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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Yes. I was sick last week (I picked it up traveling elsewhere) and now it's gone through half my family. This is a particularly nasty version too, you feel like you've been hit with a ton of bricks. Good news is it breaks fairly quickly.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:26 PM
 
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This is 101-ish fever and lots of coughing. So I assume it's not allergies, and I don't think a cold usually comes with a fever.

No sneezing or stuffiness.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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This is 101-ish fever and lots of coughing. So I assume it's not allergies, and I don't think a cold usually comes with a fever.

No sneezing or stuffiness.

That fever sounds too low for the flu. In my experience and what I've heard, flu kind of *starts* at 102.

I have heard that RSV (which is dangerous in infants) but fairly mild in older children and adults is rampant. Causes a milder fever (100-101), upper respiratory symptoms, and leads to an annoying cough. Seems to hang on forever.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:05 AM
 
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Yeah there was something going around our office about two weeks ago. Numerous people were out multiple days. I had some body aches and an itchy throat, but my 3rd world immune system got over it in a day. Might be time for me to visit the homeland for a few weeks to rebuild the antibodies though
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