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Old 02-11-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Yep, had it here too-last weekend. First me, then 2 year old in the middle of the night. I think we did 5 loads of laundry that night. It just leaves you nauseous for days. Somehow my 1 year old was spared. Hubby came home from watching the Superbowl and got it 1 hour later. Particularly nasty considering all he had just eaten. Since we have young kids(germ spreaders) we know several other families with the same thing right now.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:09 PM
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Got hit with this thing last Monday. Hurled food from the night before right when I woke up and was basically incapacitated the rest of the day. I kept off of solid foods for a day, and then I was normal again. Luckily, I didn't spread it to the wife or the baby.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:52 AM
 
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My wife wound up in the ER last weekend and was diagnosed with it. She said the cramping was worse than childbirth. Took three pain meds to give her relief. The Dr. said there were three others in the ER with the exact same thing. Just heard this morning that a case of Norovirus is running rampanty in the Raleigh area.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:05 AM
 
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NC health officials warn of stomach flu - 2/11/10 - Raleigh News - abc11.com
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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I rarely get sick, but have been unlucky enough to get this twice so far in the last few weeks. Luckily it only last 24-36 hours. Uggh.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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My dad lives in a retirement community and the place has put restrictions in place and closed the central dining room, etc. Visitors are not allowed into the community until at least Feb 28. Knock on wood, my Dad is ok....

This must be a really virulent strain of something.

Take care everyone...wash those hands!!
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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Wife and I had it, me first, lasted a good 3 days for me, everything I ate went out the other side in 30 mins or less. So I just stopped eating. Nasty!!
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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The N.C. Division of Public Health has reported an increase of outbreaks for noro–viruses, a group of viruses causing gastroenteritis or the stomach flu.Despite the flu name, its not related to the influenza virus responsible for respiratory illnesses, but still causes unpleasant symptoms, including nausea, diarrhea and some stomach cramping. The state agency has tracked outbreaks gong back to late November and spread through catering services, restaurants, day care centers, schools, hospitals and nursing homes.“It’s so contagious, and it spreads so fast,” said Janet McCumbee, personal health services manager for the New Hanover County Health Department. McCumbee said without testing, people do not know for sure if a norovirus is to blame for their illness.She said it was difficult to tell for sure whether the viruses are spreading locally because most people recover after a day or two and don’t get tested.But McCumbee said she has heard enough stories about people with the symptoms to know it probably has been circulating in the area.While most people only get knocked off their feet for a couple of days, the viruses can be dangerous for some groups, health officials warned.“Although these kinds of illness outbreaks are common, the dehydration caused by the symptoms can become serious for children, elderly people and people who are already dealing with poor health conditions,” State Epidemiologist Jeffrey Engel stated in a statement.

Jamestown Middle School in Greensboro, NC had 110 cases with students and 19 teacher also had the stomach flu last week per New 2 broadcast last Friday.

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