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(Time)   As if the flu epidemic wasn't bad enough, get ready for a new strain of norovirus   (healthland.time.com) divider line 46
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2013-01-28 09:45:14 AM
Nothing like Aussie Exploding Diarrhea virus
 
2013-01-28 10:42:40 AM
If you've had an illness, wash out your eating utensils, glasses, bowls ect., door handles, everything you touch with boiling water. Except your spouse.

Tell them to take a bath.
 
2013-01-28 11:04:23 AM
Yeah, already had it. It's a lot of fun going from perfectly healthy at 17:20 and in the ER getting bags of fluid and morphine by 20:00. 3 days later I was up and mostly back to normal but until then holy shiat that was bad.
 
2013-01-28 11:05:56 AM
LYSOL ON ALL THE THINGS!
 
2013-01-28 11:06:26 AM
You can see the flu trends here: Link

Japan is in the midst of the worst flu season evar (as far as Google is tracking).
 
2013-01-28 11:06:26 AM
Yeah, I'll gladly take the flu over norovirus, thanks.
 
2013-01-28 11:11:07 AM
I guess if people wanted this disease, it'd be called the yesrovirus.
 
2013-01-28 11:11:38 AM
Man, the shiat's gonna hit the fan.

And the floor, and the sink, and the carpet, and the drapes, and the brake pedal, and the bannisters, and the sidewalk...
 
2013-01-28 11:12:26 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

virus sounds better.
 
2013-01-28 11:14:28 AM
2 kids in daycare. I had strep 3 times near the holidays, then the flu recently, an ear infection, a week later pretty sure I got this stuff. Or it was a helluva reaction to the augmentin after a few days. Whatever, my guts are slowly feeling better. I'd better be sick free the rest of the damn year at this rate!
 
2013-01-28 12:00:12 PM
Got norovirus two days after taking a friend to the emergency clinic. She had it bad. I had it worse. I've never had so much stomach pain. Threw up more than 5 dozen times. Not much of a fever. Felt like shiat for 3 days.

Found out later that immunity to norovirus is fleeting, and in 14 weeks or so, its possible to get it again.

Would take the flu over norovirus any day.
 
2013-01-28 12:05:30 PM
It's only going to get worse in the coming years. And we were warned.
 
2013-01-28 12:08:11 PM
I am the 3rd of 4 people in my household who has come down with it. If you come down with it, after you finish unloading your guts, get the strongest anti-nausea medication you can find. Your stomach may be empty, but it will play tricks on you making you feel as if you are going to throw up, making it difficult to get the rest you need to get over this sucker.

/also have a vomit bowl near the toilet, your first interaction with this SOB will see you unload both at the same time...
 
2013-01-28 12:12:04 PM
"It's not a completely innocuous virus and can certainly ruin a vacation," says Dr. John Treanor, chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Holy shiat, no kidding. It was bad enough being essentially chained to the bathroom in my own house when I had this. I can't even imagine how horrible norovirus would be while on the road, or god forbid on a farking airplane.
 
2013-01-28 12:15:30 PM
It's times like these that make me glad I work from home and have no children. I'll just batten down the hatches until this all blows over.
 
2013-01-28 12:20:24 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, already had it. It's a lot of fun going from perfectly healthy at 17:20 and in the ER getting bags of fluid and morphine by 20:00. 3 days later I was up and mostly back to normal but until then holy shiat that was bad.


Morphine? OMG? I love that stuff, even so it's still not worth it.
 
2013-01-28 12:33:44 PM
It is apparently a rule of nature that whenever either my wife or I travel, my wife gets sick. Even if I go out of town and she stays home, she gets sick. Seriously, in our five years together, I don't think we've taken any trip longer than two nights that didn't have her ill at least once.

Anyway, I'm out of town on business and my wife calls to say she's sick as a dog - throwing up, etc, etc. She had to call her mother to come over to watch the baby, since I was gone. She calls the next day to say that she's feeling better, but now the baby's sick.

I get home and the baby's feeling better but within 24 hours, I'm puking my guts out.

I don't know if we had this or something else, but damn, it was the most nauseous I've been in a decade. Ugh.
 
2013-01-28 12:40:41 PM
I dunno if I'd take the flu over norovirus.

Influenza can kill you; norovirus only makes you wish you were dead.
 
2013-01-28 12:41:19 PM
Had this crud about two weeks ago. Multiple trips to the doctor/hospital and 5 straight days of the horrible shiats. Worse than when I was young/dumb and ate the food plus drank the water off-resort in Cancun.

Made sure that I quarantined myself in the basement well away from the wife and kids.

Plus it must be widespread because the local Walgreens, CVS and the grocery store pharmacies were out of the prescription strength diarrhea medicine. The only way I could score it was through the hospital.
 
2013-01-28 01:10:44 PM
Or as it is known around here the shiat Cannon Flu!
 
2013-01-28 01:26:43 PM

neversubmit: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, already had it. It's a lot of fun going from perfectly healthy at 17:20 and in the ER getting bags of fluid and morphine by 20:00. 3 days later I was up and mostly back to normal but until then holy shiat that was bad.

Morphine? OMG? I love that stuff, even so it's still not worth it.


Getting a blowjob from every playboy bunny of my choice from the past 20 years every day for the rest of my life wouldn't be worth getting sick like that again
 
2013-01-28 01:33:10 PM

docmattic: I dunno if I'd take the flu over norovirus.

Influenza can kill you; norovirus only makes you wish you were dead.


When I first got sick, I was afraid I would die. After a day or so, I was afraid I wouldn't.
 
2013-01-28 01:44:25 PM

Smeggy Smurf: neversubmit: Smeggy Smurf: Yeah, already had it. It's a lot of fun going from perfectly healthy at 17:20 and in the ER getting bags of fluid and morphine by 20:00. 3 days later I was up and mostly back to normal but until then holy shiat that was bad.

Morphine? OMG? I love that stuff, even so it's still not worth it.

Getting a blowjob from every playboy bunny of my choice from the past 20 years every day for the rest of my life wouldn't be worth getting sick like that again


You might be pushing the hyperbole there, but I'd have to agree. This stomach bug going around is so bad it would have Bill Maher praying to God within a few hours.

I seriously think I wore out a toilet and tripled my water bill with my sickness.
 
2013-01-28 02:24:25 PM
www.feistees.com
 
2013-01-28 02:28:06 PM
And to think that growing up i was led to believe getting sick now and then isn't the end of the world.
 
2013-01-28 02:33:14 PM
i thought that's why i renewed my subscription to MacAfee.
 
2013-01-28 02:39:33 PM
Dammit Australia.

First the H3N2 A Victoria flu, now the Sydney norovirus...

What's next? Wombat Scrumpox? Vegemite Cholera? Aussie Rules Elephantiasisball?

/Just kidding, Australia. I like you. Really.
 
2013-01-28 02:48:48 PM

J. Frank Parnell: And to think that growing up i was led to believe getting sick now and then isn't the end of the world.


It's not the end of the world: but this Sydney norovirus really really REALLY sucks.
 
2013-01-28 03:01:26 PM

docmattic: I dunno if I'd take the flu over norovirus.

Influenza can kill you; norovirus only makes you wish you were dead.


Flu really doesn't kill people in good health (not old, not young, no immunity problems, etc.)...so, nope still going with flu over this.

//or, how about neither, that would be good too
 
2013-01-28 03:47:47 PM
I bet people are dying to get a hold of a copy of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
 
2013-01-28 04:12:09 PM
Also be sure to get bottled water. Even meal replacement shakes I am finding are hard to digest.
 
2013-01-28 04:19:06 PM
okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?
 
2013-01-28 04:19:10 PM

mercator_psi: Dammit Australia.

First the H3N2 A Victoria flu, now the Sydney norovirus...

What's next? Wombat Scrumpox? Vegemite Cholera? Aussie Rules Elephantiasisball?

/Just kidding, Australia. I like you. Really.


I'm surprised their viruses aren't poisonous with big pointy teeth and spines and other forms of death & dismemberment
 
2013-01-28 04:28:47 PM

Marshall Willenholly: okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?


There isn't. Pepto Bismol just made my diarrhea pink and regular OTC Imodium did nothing.

/You're welcome.
//You can now go back to your late afternoon snack.
 
2013-01-28 04:36:43 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: docmattic: I dunno if I'd take the flu over norovirus.

Influenza can kill you; norovirus only makes you wish you were dead.

Flu really doesn't kill people in good health (not old, not young, no immunity problems, etc.)...so, nope still going with flu over this.

//or, how about neither, that would be good too


Actually, H1N1 primarily kills people in good health. It's thought that it causes your immune system to overreact leading to extremely high fevers, fluid in the lungs, and closed bronchioles. In other words, it's bad.
 
2013-01-28 05:04:54 PM

Marshall Willenholly: okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?


Nothing stops it once it gets going. You'll probably want to stock up on toilet paper, Gatorade, and Saltines. The last two are for when your intestines aren't roiling anymore and you're able to keep fluids and inoffensive solid material down for more than fifteen minutes.

The guy upthread who said he'd rather have the flu has the right of it. The worst flu I've had was a merry stroll through the fairgrounds compared to both times I've had norovirus.
 
2013-01-28 05:20:51 PM

Cagey B: Marshall Willenholly: okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?

Nothing stops it once it gets going. You'll probably want to stock up on toilet paper, Gatorade, and Saltines. The last two are for when your intestines aren't roiling anymore and you're able to keep fluids and inoffensive solid material down for more than fifteen minutes.


There's nothing better than that "shop of shame" at Wal Mart as the only things you throw on the conveyor belt are:
-a 24 pack of toilet paper
-six 1 liter bottles of Powerade
-big box of saltines
-2 bottles of Pepto Max
-jello
 
2013-01-28 07:59:46 PM
shiatty news.
 
2013-01-28 08:44:59 PM
I have ulcerative colitis (auto immune disease) so my immune system is weak and i have yet to get the flu this winter. Last time i was sick was november though and that was just a minor cold.

No one i know has had noro virus. I wash my hands all the time

Hope i dont get it
 
2013-01-28 10:39:58 PM

angry_scientist: 2 kids in daycare. I had strep 3 times near the holidays, then the flu recently, an ear infection, a week later pretty sure I got this stuff. Or it was a helluva reaction to the augmentin after a few days. Whatever, my guts are slowly feeling better. I'd better be sick free the rest of the damn year at this rate!



Right there with you. 2 kids in daycare as well. We have had 2 strains of strep, the flu, and ear infection, AND the norovirus through here in the past month. Daycare is the devil, in bacterial form.


Just to be sure the month was extra painful, I had my wisdom teeth out a day after the whole noro thing was cleared out of my system.

//Never quite been in the position before where I had to choose which end got the toilet, and which end fended for itself.
 
2013-01-28 10:42:12 PM

mjohnson71: Marshall Willenholly: okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?

There isn't. Pepto Bismol just made my diarrhea pink and regular OTC Imodium did nothing.

/You're welcome.
//You can now go back to your late afternoon snack.


Get a bidet. Seriously. Don't wipe your ass at all, let the bidet clean you and then pat dry.

Plan to live in the bathroom. When you're not puking and/or shiatting (yes, both at once, plan ahead), you should be in the tub with a cold shower spraying over you.

Enjoy two days of hell!
 
2013-01-29 12:44:12 AM

Slackfumasta: mjohnson71: Marshall Willenholly: okay, you all have me worried now. i have no medicine at my house, so what should I stock up on just in case this happens? Isn't there anything to make the barfing stop?

There isn't. Pepto Bismol just made my diarrhea pink and regular OTC Imodium did nothing.

/You're welcome.
//You can now go back to your late afternoon snack.

Get a bidet. Seriously. Don't wipe your ass at all, let the bidet clean you and then pat dry.

Plan to live in the bathroom. When you're not puking and/or shiatting (yes, both at once, plan ahead), you should be in the tub with a cold shower spraying over you.

Enjoy two days of hell!


After a certain point (you'll know when), wiping becomes kinda pointless (and painful) anyway. When you get to the point nothing but liquid comes out either end, just take showers.
 
2013-01-29 02:24:16 AM

italie: angry_scientist: 2 kids in daycare. I had strep 3 times near the holidays, then the flu recently, an ear infection, a week later pretty sure I got this stuff. Or it was a helluva reaction to the augmentin after a few days. Whatever, my guts are slowly feeling better. I'd better be sick free the rest of the damn year at this rate!


Right there with you. 2 kids in daycare as well. We have had 2 strains of strep, the flu, and ear infection, AND the norovirus through here in the past month. Daycare is the devil, in bacterial form.


Just to be sure the month was extra painful, I had my wisdom teeth out a day after the whole noro thing was cleared out of my system.

//Never quite been in the position before where I had to choose which end got the toilet, and which end fended for itself.


You can ask your local supermarket that has a bakery if you can have their extra buckets. Most will give them to you free of charge. Forget about WalMart, they don't do it.

Then crap in the toilet, puke in the bucket. Problem sol*pppppppsplatslplooshHURLohgodmakeitstop*ved
 
2013-01-29 06:47:05 AM

Smeggy Smurf: italie: angry_scientist: 2 kids in daycare. I had strep 3 times near the holidays, then the flu recently, an ear infection, a week later pretty sure I got this stuff. Or it was a helluva reaction to the augmentin after a few days. Whatever, my guts are slowly feeling better. I'd better be sick free the rest of the damn year at this rate!


Right there with you. 2 kids in daycare as well. We have had 2 strains of strep, the flu, and ear infection, AND the norovirus through here in the past month. Daycare is the devil, in bacterial form.


Just to be sure the month was extra painful, I had my wisdom teeth out a day after the whole noro thing was cleared out of my system.

//Never quite been in the position before where I had to choose which end got the toilet, and which end fended for itself.

You can ask your local supermarket that has a bakery if you can have their extra buckets. Most will give them to you free of charge. Forget about WalMart, they don't do it.

Then crap in the toilet, puke in the bucket. Problem sol*pppppppsplatslplooshHURLohgodmakeitstop*ved



Sounds so simple when you plan ahead for the living death.
 
2013-01-29 10:38:02 AM

italie: Sounds so simple when you plan ahead for the living death.


A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. That was a lesson learned some 20 years ago the hard way.
 
2013-01-29 11:55:24 AM
My 4 year old had it on Thursday. It seems like he was pretty lucky and got a mild case. It visited the 2 year old on Saturday, but his was even milder than what his brother had. My MIL got it Sunday night going into Monday (we live with the in-laws). So far, they are the only ones in the house who have got it. We shall see..
 
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