New strain of the stomach bug, spreading quickly
POSTED: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 7:05pm
Tyler, TX — If you have an upset stomach, thinking about what you ate, or germs you have picked up.
It could be the stomach bug "Norovirus" and it's making its rounds.
The CDC reports, in 2012, a new strain of Norovirus was detected in Australia and called the Sidney strain.
Spreading through other countries and currently in the U.S..
"It comes on rather quickly and it can be somewhat aggressive and the symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea," says Dr. Benjamin Constante, of Tyler.
CDC reports 1 in 15 Americans will get Norovirus each year that's 20-million cases.
"Luckily is also goes away fairly quickly like I said about three days," says Davis Davis, Pharmacy Manager.
He says, that's if you take care of yourself.
"The main way that it's transmitted by person to person contact and it is also airborne," says Davis Davis, Pharmacy Manager.
Reports say, you get can the virus from contaminated foods.
"Some people refer to it as stomach flu but it's not actually the flu, it is the virus that causes the gastrointestinal problems," says David Davis, Pharmacy Manager.
Norovirus attacks the stomach and intestines. Experts say, it's not related to the flu, but it makes you feel just as awful.
"It can be dangerous from a standpoint they can become dehydrated very quickly," says Davis Davis, Pharmacy Manager.
Dr. Constante says, the bug goes away quickly if you take care of yourself.