‘Tis the season to catch norovirus…

Published in the Guardian Thursday, December 1, 2011…

Winter is probably the only time people will forgive you for talking in hyperbole. Such quips as “struck down by flu”, “a fate worse than death” and “lying on their deathbed” are only really tolerated with sympathy at this time of year. Some of you may even be reading this from your very own sickbed: as the news about oysters reminds us, ’tis the season to be sick. More specifically, to catch norovirus – and you don’t have to eat seafood to fall ill. The commonly known “winter vomiting bug” is the leading cause of food-borne disease outbreaks and non-bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. It accounts for 3m cases and 130,000 GP consultations annually.

Read the original article here.


1 Response to “‘Tis the season to catch norovirus…”

  1. 1 clairvoyant readings real December 8, 2012 at 23:24

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

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