Sunday, January 13, 2008

Norovirus: Not Just For Cruise Ships Anymore

London's Sunday Times is reporting that an outbreak of Norovirus has reached epidemic proportions in the UK. At least 2.8 million people have been struck with what they call the "winter vomiting bug" during the usual winter cold and flu season. With some hospitals on red alert and schools sending out letters to explain the symptoms to parents, there's no end in sight.

What's significant about this story is that not once in the article was Norovirus called "the cruise ship disease." Thank goodness some reporters recognize Norovirus for what it is--an extremely common illnesses that can strike anywhere.

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