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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

The “Stomach flu” (Viral gastroenteritis) although not actually the flu can be spread from person to person or by touching a contaminated surface, as well as from sewage-contaminated food or water, or meals prepared or handled by an infected person. The Norovirus causes gastroenteritis.  Though they share some of the same symptoms, technically the flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. Typically most children and adults infected with this virus will experience violent stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Fever, a headache and body aches can also be experienced. Most people who get a stomach bug virus experience...

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