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(National Geographic)   Over 1 million Britons have been plagued by vomiting and diarrhea this winter. This is not an article about cuisine   (phenomena.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 77
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2013-01-04 04:24:37 PM
Ew...
 
2013-01-04 05:08:10 PM
Maybe they watched reruns of "One Foot in the Grave."
 
2013-01-04 05:14:41 PM
Did they take the bags off their wives' heads?
 
2013-01-04 09:40:24 PM
 
2013-01-04 10:14:59 PM
To Larry
 
2013-01-04 10:17:12 PM
The article would be about cuisine if they were vomiting diarrhea.
 
2013-01-04 10:20:21 PM
HAGGIS!!!
 
2013-01-04 10:21:23 PM
Who are the Britons?
 
2013-01-04 10:26:40 PM
You haven't lived until you have twin toddlers who get this at the same time.

At one point burning the house down and just starting over seemed like the only viable option.
 
2013-01-04 10:27:14 PM
Would you like a wafer thin mint?
 
2013-01-04 10:30:57 PM
Not sure about Britain, but after eating what were allegedly called "spicy chicken wings" in a Dublin pub a few years back, I am convinced that people from that region of the world have the worlds weakest digestive systems. The so called spicy wings barely tasted like they had a sweet and sour type sauce on them and the Irish felt that this constituted being called spicy.
 
2013-01-04 10:31:54 PM
It is called eating British Food.
 
2013-01-04 10:32:11 PM
Captain Trips unavailable for comment.
 
2013-01-04 10:33:56 PM
: You don't go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday?
: Is this a... what day is this?
 
2013-01-04 10:33:57 PM
I don't even know if the submitter intended diarrhea and vomit to be caused by the cuisine, or to be the cuisine itself. Seriously, you could tell me those guys had a traditional dish that was a horse bladder full of sheep vomit, boiled in pig diarrhea and I would probably believe you, especially if you gave it some innocuous name like "marbly custard" or "thropshirecaster pie" or whatever.
 
2013-01-04 10:35:40 PM

flux: I don't even know if the submitter intended diarrhea and vomit to be caused by the cuisine, or to be the cuisine itself. Seriously, you could tell me those guys had a traditional dish that was a horse bladder full of sheep vomit, boiled in pig diarrhea and I would probably believe you, especially if you gave it some innocuous name like "marbly custard" or "thropshirecaster pie" or whatever.


you had me at thropshire
 
2013-01-04 10:36:55 PM
Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.
 
2013-01-04 10:40:51 PM
I think this hit me yesterday. Haven't had vomiting and diarrhea at the same time in awhile.
 
2013-01-04 10:41:06 PM
Save us President Madagascar!!!
 
2013-01-04 10:42:01 PM

Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.


Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.
 
2013-01-04 10:42:37 PM
Sounds like a norovirus could teach our politicians a thing or two.
 
2013-01-04 10:46:07 PM

pjbreeze: Sounds like a norovirus could teach our politicians a thing or two.


Obesity epidemic solved!@duh.
 
2013-01-04 10:49:16 PM
Vivian just farted, that is it.
 
2013-01-04 10:50:03 PM
The sanitation isn't as good as it used to be since the Romans left.
 
2013-01-04 10:50:21 PM

theflatline: Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.

Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.


Problem is you also have the shivers and it lasts for 3 or 4 days, and happens every 20 minutes.... I'm not sure that being wet for 4 days will help.
 
2013-01-04 11:03:48 PM
I got hit with it a couple weeks ago while working out of town. Spent 12 hours in the motel room on the john with the trash can between my knees. Those plastic can liners are quite strong and surprisingly leak resistant.
 
2013-01-04 11:05:42 PM

Bungles: theflatline: Bungles: Had it last year.

It's an easy way to lose 5kg.

As long as you have a sink next to a toilet.

Lawn chair in the shower, you can puke and poop with the shower running over you.  And of course since it is the runs there will be nothing large enough needing a heeling down.

Problem is you also have the shivers and it lasts for 3 or 4 days, and happens every 20 minutes.... I'm not sure that being wet for 4 days will help.


at least it'll help you from getting stuck to the lawn chair.
 
2013-01-04 11:06:11 PM
I would hardly call stuffing the guts of a pig into the guts of a sheep cusine.
 
2013-01-04 11:09:22 PM
Well I have a new found admiration for the norovirus.
 
2013-01-04 11:18:06 PM
There's been an outbreak here too, along with a nasty sinus infection and a virulent strep throat doing the rounds. I got the sinus infection, have avoided the others so far.

/This calls for a whiskey
//It's medicinal
 
2013-01-04 11:19:18 PM
Is it an article about "5 Minutes After the Pubs Close"?
 
2013-01-04 11:23:09 PM
Had something like this two months ago.  Had so much junk coming out of me I briefly passed out at home.  Spouse brought me to emergency.  Hospital made me wait seven hours.  Passed out in the bathroom.  Then they figured they'd actually better admit me (once they found the key for the bathroom... but then had to use a credit card to get the lock open as "the lock hasn't been working well for some time").  Seven litres of IV later, and additives for gravol and migraine (which developed by the time I got admitted), felt much better.  Was so dehydrated they had a really hard time inserting a butterfly needle for the IV (a.k.a. kitty needle).  I was off work for six days, though.  After that, I was still pretty wobbly as my food and nutrition was all screwed up.  Still had stomach twinges for the next three weeks.

I never knew my body could be that disgusting.  Half-considered bleaching myself after the worst of it was done.

If my father had gotten that, it would have killed him.  Though maybe he would have been looked after sooner and better due to extra risk factors.

A week ago, I got a letter from the hospital saying I've been randomly selected to do a survey about my experience at the hospital.  Sweet revenge. (There are several other dumb things that happened there I haven't mentioned).
 
2013-01-04 11:34:23 PM
Ah, the Norovirus. A thing so awful that I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

You haven't lived until you've experienced your body repeatedly trying to turn itself inside out through vomiting *while* violently trying to shiat out your internal organs. And this lasts for three days. Your dreams become more akin to a lighthearted trip on Datura, nighmarish and neither sleep nor really awake, save for the times your body shrieks NOW! NOW IS THE TIME! and you find yourself vomiting into a bucket and/or rectally puking.

Then towards the end comes the flatulence. I never knew my guts could have a ceaseless five-part round where one chunk of intestine would talk to another, then another, then work counter-clockwise around my abdomen where finally the most noxious, nasty and endless farts would appear. I must have farted for a good eight hours. The kind of farting where the room had so much stink, I woke myself up. Waking up to gagging on your own fowl wind (then having to open a window in January) is a special kind of hell.

You don't want to even drink water, nor can you keep it down. The only thing that eventually took were the chocolate nutrition shakes designed for the elderly.

The kicker is you never develop an immunity. The (@*# virus can live for over seven days, and isn't easily killed by cleaning.

I seriously wished for death. Don't get it.
 
2013-01-04 11:34:30 PM
One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.
 
2013-01-04 11:36:26 PM

Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.


Seriously.
 
2013-01-04 11:38:24 PM
Why is it that food poisoning is suddenly news, or some kind of shocking event? Guess what? If you eat bad food, you get the pukes&shiats. That they've abruptly discovered WHY so many people had mysterious pukes&shiats, after years of mysterious "stomach flu" plaguing people, is nice; but anyone in food service, EMS, or ancillary jobs has known about it for eons.

It may be that these mysterious "novoviruses" are getting stronger--wouldn't surprise me, all viruses seem to be getting stronger--or simply that more people are finally reporting mysterious GI issues instead of suffering a week of painful diarrhea and self-treating; or that the rash of cruise-ship-related attacks brought it into focus; but honestly, I don't think it's such a surprising thing.

When I was a hotel medic, we used to be "allowed" to eat at the buffet every month or so, when they were cleaning the employee cafeteria. Without fail, I'd hear reports over the next day or two about people with bad diarrhea, get people asking for Immodium, etc. Never as bad as a salmonella or E. coli outbreak, but consistent. And lots of it. "You have to TELL me," I'd say to these anecdotal reports. "I need to report it to the health department if we're getting food poisoning." "Oh, it's not that bad." I bet every hotel and convention center in the country/world has anecdotes like this, and that they were early novovirus outbreaks. Oh, well, not as fun as NEW SCARY OO BAD VIRUS PANIC, right?
 
2013-01-04 11:38:38 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Here it comes....
 
2013-01-04 11:44:13 PM

Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.


Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.
 
2013-01-04 11:45:25 PM

eggrolls: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 480x258]

Here it comes....


Vomiting zombies with diarrhea.... now that's a horror movie.
 
2013-01-04 11:46:17 PM
What's the Story?

...wishbone
 
2013-01-04 11:46:59 PM
Train minds to see temptation in everything God created, and they will
 
2013-01-04 11:49:53 PM
Came down with this last year, lost my lunch in a rather spectacular fashion. The upside was that I lost 10 pounds over the next 3 days. Wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.
 
2013-01-04 11:53:49 PM
I blame gluten
 
2013-01-04 11:55:44 PM

zerkalo: Train minds to see temptation in everything God created, and they will


The Utah thread is two down. There is nothing remotely tempting here.
 
2013-01-04 11:58:59 PM

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.


I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...
 
2013-01-05 12:11:20 AM

Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...


Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?
 
2013-01-05 12:13:14 AM

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?


Still standing.
 
2013-01-05 12:17:11 AM

Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?

Still standing.


Good.
 
2013-01-05 12:23:42 AM
Appropriate use of the Sick tag I guess.
 
2013-01-05 12:24:31 AM

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?

Still standing.

Good.


Just kidding, your an asshole!
 
2013-01-05 12:31:45 AM

Tyranicle: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: One in five deaths are attributed to diarrhea worldwide. Serious shiat.

Seriously.

Not shiatting you. Actually I am. I just checked wiki and they said, in a round about way, that it might be the fourteenth leading cause of death worldwide. I report, you google.

I know, hence the punctuation called a 'period' after the "Seriously"

Apologies, but I'm still wiping tears from my eyes...

Oh yeah, didn't recognize you at first. How you been man?

Still standing.

Good.

Just kidding, your an asshole!


It's "you're," asshole. *)
 
2013-01-05 12:33:52 AM
You're an asshole.
 
2013-01-05 12:36:32 AM
Urine a asshole?
 
2013-01-05 12:36:53 AM

Tyranicle: You're an asshole.


I didn't start this.
 
2013-01-05 12:41:12 AM

Indubitably: Tyranicle: You're an asshole.

I didn't start this.


Yes you did.
 
2013-01-05 12:51:01 AM

Tyranicle: Indubitably: Tyranicle: You're an asshole.

I didn't start this.

Yes you did.


Comma error.

Words and Peaces.
 
2013-01-05 12:53:28 AM
I got the water shiats for 4 days twice in December.
 
2013-01-05 01:27:11 AM
img35.imageshack.us

Don't blame it on the blood salad.
 
2013-01-05 02:38:44 AM
Rufus Lee King

had98c: Who are the Britons?

What? We all are. And I am your king.


Well, I didn't vote for you
 
2013-01-05 02:41:19 AM
Don't you mean diareoha?
 
2013-01-05 02:56:49 AM

mikemoto: Not sure about Britain, but after eating what were allegedly called "spicy chicken wings" in a Dublin pub a few years back, I am convinced that people from that region of the world have the worlds weakest digestive systems. The so called spicy wings barely tasted like they had a sweet and sour type sauce on them and the Irish felt that this constituted being called spicy.


No, that's what the pub thought was the least they could get away with. Most of us like spicy food, and wouldn't order wings in a pub if they wanted something actually spicy.

/spicy
 
2013-01-05 03:16:10 AM
what is it with farkers and descriptions in the most minutest detail of their recent date with the porcelain god?
Geez, farkers think shiatting and puking are a completely unfamiliar activity to a normal person--they all love to detail their flatulence as well.
I'd hate to think what a fark dinner party would be like--Monty Python's Visit to the Lavatory.
 
2013-01-05 03:16:49 AM
offend in every way
 
2013-01-05 03:18:27 AM
My sister lives in Sweden and apparently they call it "Winter Vomiting Disease" or some nonsense over there.
 
2013-01-05 03:41:29 AM
I got this in a mountain hut in Switzerland with no hot water and only a wood burning stove.

Bad.
 
2013-01-05 04:02:16 AM

had98c: Who are the Britons?


We all are. And I am your king
 
2013-01-05 04:44:08 AM

Foxxinnia: My sister lives in Sweden and apparently they call it "Winter Vomiting Disease" or some nonsense over there.


Vinterkräks for short, which means Winter Vomit.
 
2013-01-05 05:03:24 AM

El Brujo: Don't you mean diareoha?


No, it's diaRhoda...

asecretforest.typepad.com
 
2013-01-05 05:05:09 AM

Bronzemom: what is it with farkers and descriptions in the most minutest detail of their recent date with the porcelain god?


Pride in one of the few things we excel at doing.  :)
 
2013-01-05 05:07:46 AM
I forgot to add this very informative link...

It truly is serious shiat

Also...

www.feistees.com

/Take it from me, that shiat is dangerous
//I actually had dysentery once and nearly died from it
///Not a cool story bro
 
2013-01-05 05:21:41 AM

flux: I don't even know if the submitter intended diarrhea and vomit to be caused by the cuisine, or to be the cuisine itself. Seriously, you could tell me those guys had a traditional dish that was a horse bladder full of sheep vomit, boiled in pig diarrhea and I would probably believe you, especially if you gave it some innocuous name like "marbly custard" or "thropshirecaster pie" or whatever.



We had thropwhistle custard for Christmas dinner, you insensitive clod!

/would have sponsored you for that comment. Laughing so hard at my iPad in public.
 
2013-01-05 06:02:19 AM

Znuh: You haven't lived until you've experienced your body repeatedly trying to turn itself inside out through vomiting *while* violently trying to shiat out your internal organs. And this lasts for three days. Your dreams become more akin to a lighthearted trip on Datura, nighmarish and neither sleep nor really awake, save for the times your body shrieks NOW! NOW IS THE TIME! and you find yourself vomiting into a bucket and/or rectally puking.Then towards the end comes the flatulence. I never knew my guts could have a ceaseless five-part round where one chunk of intestine would talk to another, then another, then work counter-clockwise around my abdomen where finally the most noxious, nasty and endless farts would appear. I must have farted for a good eight hours. The kind of farting where the room had so much stink, I woke myself up. Waking up to gagging on your own fowl wind (then having to open a window in January) is a special kind of hell.


Admittedly that does sound completely horrible but I might be willing to go through it as long as I was guaranteed to have a particularly severe attack of vomit, diarrhoea and flatulence while trapped in a lift with Nick Griffin.
 
2013-01-05 06:19:10 AM
Hats off to people who research this stuff and try and figure ways to stop it. I remember having this in college; I puked so farking hard my abdominal muscles hurt for a week.

/has a thing for lab girls
 
2013-01-05 06:31:12 AM

Gyrfalcon: "Oh, it's not that bad." I bet every hotel and convention center in the country/world has anecdotes like this, and that they were early novovirus outbreaks. Oh, well, not as fun as NEW SCARY OO BAD VIRUS PANIC, right?


... it's not especially new, no. It's been around for a looooooooooooong time. It tends to be popular as a news item because it's satisfyingly disgusting, and you can feel delightfully warm at the time you see the story that no matter how bad things may be, well, at least you don't have the Norovirus.

Pretty sure that not one story, anywhere, ever, has legitimately tried to present this with a straight face as "NEW SCARY OO". Especially given the fact that this story is a link to an article referring to some rather interesting epidemiology, and linking to the scientific studies on such.

You... you did read TFA, of course?
 
2013-01-05 07:12:51 AM
Gyrfalcon: When I was a hotel medic, we used to be "allowed" to eat at the buffet every month or so, when they were cleaning the employee cafeteria. Without fail, I'd hear reports over the next day or two about people with bad diarrhea, get people asking for Immodium, etc. Never as bad as a salmonella or E. coli outbreak, but consistent. And lots of it. "You have to TELL me," I'd say to these anecdotal reports. "I need to report it to the health department if we're getting food poisoning." "Oh, it's not that bad." I bet every hotel and convention center in the country/world has anecdotes like this, and that they were early novovirus outbreaks. Oh, well, not as fun as NEW SCARY OO BAD VIRUS PANIC, right?

So...what you're saying is, you worked at some dive that fed it's employees better than it's paying guests? Because, as you stated, the trouble only occurred after you were allowed to eat the buffet (assuming it was some sort of guest buffet, as it only happened when your employee caff was being cleaned) I've worked BoH and FoH in 7 hotels/resorts in 4 different states, some with employee cafeterias and some without, and I can honestly say, none of them ever had any sort of "outbreak", In fact, the only "outbreak" of food poisoning I can think of came from this shiatty little bar's "after hours menu". At least once a week or so you'd hear about someone coming down with the pukey shiats after ingesting one of their late-night subs (That sounded dirty!)

/Worked with and around too many people who think indigestion is "Food Poisoning!!"
//No one's more hated than the guy who closes the wedding reception bar
 
2013-01-05 11:35:12 AM
One week later from first symptoms and... I'm still shaky.
Came down Saturday night, thought had eaten something, got up with that watery mouth you know means you're going to throw up in 30 seconds or so, reached for the water jug and for some reason decided I might make it to the toilet downstairs. I'm thankful I tried, as when I started to retch, I felt that trembling from the rear sphincter, and managed to spin around, aiming the vomit at the sink, the contents of my bowls at the toilet.
I've no idea how that much liquid is possible to come out of both ends for so long.
"try sipping water" 'it hurts! /groan' *sploosh* *spurrrrrtledripsporrrtle*
Ending up pooping myself twice whilst asleep for a couple of minutes, as whilst conscious, every bowl movement/potential fart gets you wiggling as fast as you can to the toilet again. Asleep, those farts become liquid explosives that explode at your anus.

If this had happened on a cruise ship (as seems to occur often), in a 2 room cabin, with both of us with it, fighting for a small toilet bowl, with everything covered in poop, I'd have jumped ship. No wonder it scares the cruise lines so much, it'd put you off for life.
 
2013-01-07 07:41:03 PM
To shat-larry or To larry-shat.

Hmmm, I'm leaning...

*)
 
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