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While America is still fighting flu, Norovirus surfaced. A new strain of a powerful norovirus is now racing person to person across the US. It’s a hard to prevent and easy to get severe stomach flu.
An expert on viruss and epidemics called this virus a “superbug. ” This new strain of norovirus, which makes people violently ill is now ripping across America and may spread worldwide if not deligently attended and contained.
The Norovirus which has been initially identified in australia is now ripping across the the US. About 21 million americans get norovirus, with those classic stomach flu symptoms. 800 will die in an average per year.
Within hours of being exposed to this virus, the carrier can be suddenly sick and no one has immunity to this new strain and 50% more could become violently ill.
The Norovirus is acting very fast.
Flu is spread mostly in the air, by coughs and sneezes. You need to breathe in as many as 1,000 virus particles to get sick.
While the Norovirus can react to the body easily by simply being exposed to 18 particles; an .18% of the particles of the usual flu virus and is considered extremely contagious.
How contagious can it be? A carrier of this virus can infect someone even the person has touched one particular thing such as door handle or anything that can be touch by hand of the carrier even 15 days ago. That’s how resistant is this virus to survival. The worst part is even this is cleaned up by detergent, it will not remove the bacteria nor work against the virus. However, bleach will have to help.
How is this virus going to effect people?
Most people are going to have a horrible two to three days and then feel better.
How to recover from this Norovirus?
The key is to drink plenty of liquids.
The usual hand sanitizer that can affect flu virus will not have any effect on Norovirus.