Norovirus ‘Stomach Flu’ Appears in Southwest Georgia

January 3, 2013

HAIs in the News: WCTV.tv, ailment January 3, sickness 2013

WCTV reports on the presence of norovirus in Southwest Georgia.

Peak season for flu is yet to arrive, purchase but another nasty bug is also making its presence felt in Southwest Georgia – and there is no vaccine to prevent it and no drug to treat it.

“Norovirus causes about 20 million gastroenteritis cases each year in the United States,” said Southwest Health District Epidemiologist Jacqueline Jenkins. “This is the time of the year we often see it. For instance, you may have heard news reports about how around 400 people were sickened on two Caribbean cruises over the Christmas holidays.”

Jenkins said cases are cropping up in Southwest Health District as well.

Source: WCTV.tv

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