Posted: January 27, 2013 in News

The Extinction Protocol

January 27, 2013–  HEALTHAn extremely virulent strain of Norovirus is spreading across the United States, and this on the heels of one of the worst influenza outbreaks our country has ever seen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, this newest strain of narrow virus, called GII.4 Sidney, was first discovered in Sydney, Australia in March 2012. In the United States, it is currently the leading cause of Norovirus outbreaks, and because it is a new strain, it is easy to contract because no one has any immunity to it. A Norovirus is basically what you might call the stomach flu or even food poisoning. It is generally transmitted because people don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. According to the CDC, it is very contagious and can infect anyone, but certain groups of people are at increased risk for contracting…

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