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Iane's Blog Stomach Flu - Norovirus

Posted by Jane Jansen on

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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Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

Posted by Jane Jansen on

Jane's Blog Nutrition and Healthy Immune System

A new study published in the September 10th 2018 Clinical Infectious Diseases medical journal suggests that vaccine effectiveness may begin dropping within weeks of administration, adding more evidence of waning protection over the course of a single flu season. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente Northern California showed that the risk of contracting the flu climbs about 16% for every 28 days after vaccination. A strong immune system provides a child with powerful natural defenses against disease. Conversely, a child with a weakened immune system is vulnerable or more susceptible to colds, flu, and more serious illnesses. Dr. Leo Galland, MD, former...

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