The hospital where my wife is a nurse has been hit with a outbreak of the Norovirus which is very contagious and can be deadly. This is not something to take likely guys & gals.
Some of the signs of this seem similar to the 24 hour stomach flu-but these last for days. And here is what signs to be aware of: nauseated, vomit several times a day, diarrhea, cramping and fever. So if you have these signs for more then one day and they don't improve see a doctor-just don't think it go away!
Here is the online news story about my wifes hospital in today's Oakland Press.http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stori...07012524.shtmlPeople can become infected with the norovirus by eating food or drinking liquids contaminated with it; touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then placing their hands in their mouth; or having contact with another person who is infected.
"It is very easily transmitted by touching, using the same doorknobs, those sort of things," CDC spokesman Curtis Allen said. "There is no reason why it couldn't be in a hospital."
Allen said anyone who believes they have the norovirus should drink a lot of fluids.
"The main danger is dehydration," he said.