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(Globe and Mail)   Restaurant surprises customers with all-you-can-eat Norwalk virus. So if you've spent the last 48 hours crying on the toilet with a bucket in your lap, you now know why   (theglobeandmail.com) divider line 35
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2013-12-18 09:06:45 AM
Norwalk virus, subby?

/yeah, I know but it was hard growing up in a city that everyone thought was in Connecticut
//Norwalk Lancers! Woo woo woo!
 
2013-12-18 09:38:02 AM
Old faithful
 
2013-12-18 09:40:15 AM
Did the Norwalk virus take Norfolk & Way trains to BC?
 
2013-12-18 09:44:07 AM
Because it's Wednesday?
 
2013-12-18 09:48:00 AM
Norovirus went through our house about a month ago.  Spent the first day puking my guts out and the second shiatting water.

On the up side I've been trying to lose weight and that knocked off almost 7 pounds!
 
2013-12-18 09:51:53 AM
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2013-12-18 09:57:49 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Norwalk virus, subby?

/yeah, I know but it was hard growing up in a city that everyone thought was in Connecticut
//Norwalk Lancers! Woo woo woo!


Actually, the Norwalk part of it refers to Norwalk, OH where that particular virus was discovered after a very severe outbreak of gastroenteritus at Bronson elementary school in 1968.

The media usually refers to it as Norovirus, but there's debate as to which name is actually correct. Since the Norwalk Virus is the only species in the Genus Norovirus, the ICTV says that using the genus name when there is only one species is incorrect.
 
2013-12-18 10:00:11 AM

DoBeDoBeDo: Norovirus went through our house about a month ago.  Spent the first day puking my guts out and the second shiatting water.

On the up side I've been trying to lose weight and that knocked off almost 7 pounds!


Could have been Rotavirus.
 
2013-12-18 10:10:53 AM
I always liked the term, "bazooka barfing."
 
2013-12-18 10:11:57 AM

tallen702: Actually, the Norwalk part of it refers to Norwalk, OH where that particular virus was discovered after a very severe outbreak of gastroenteritus at Bronson elementary school in 1968.


I grew up near there and got to hear the weekly commercials for the dragstrip. They actually preceded what eventually became a cliche.

Norwalk Raceway Park! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!

/ sorry about the pooping, Canadian dudes.
// dismissive comment about this being a failure due to socialism
/// 'MURICA
 
2013-12-18 10:18:56 AM
Drove through there Monday.  Ten MILE backup from some sort of mess dropped on the highway going the opposite way from us.  Thank God we didn't get that on our way down.
 
2013-12-18 10:25:05 AM

tallen702: DoBeDoBeDo: Norovirus went through our house about a month ago.  Spent the first day puking my guts out and the second shiatting water.

On the up side I've been trying to lose weight and that knocked off almost 7 pounds!

Could have been Rotavirus.


Or Taco Bell
 
2013-12-18 10:25:23 AM
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2013-12-18 10:34:10 AM

Pangea: tallen702: Actually, the Norwalk part of it refers to Norwalk, OH where that particular virus was discovered after a very severe outbreak of gastroenteritus at Bronson elementary school in 1968.

I grew up near there and got to hear the weekly commercials for the dragstrip. They actually preceded what eventually became a cliche.

Norwalk Raceway Park! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!


Where did you grow up? I'm from Milan originally, but I now live and work in Norwalk. (Most summer nights are spent listening to the dulcet tones of maxed out engines, barely intelligible announcers, and drunk race fans... and I live about 5 miles away.)
 
2013-12-18 10:34:23 AM
Is this the virus I get coming home from NYC on metro north as I cross into CT and suddenly have to poop my brains out?  I always figured that to be "Mott Street" virus.
 
2013-12-18 10:42:30 AM
Had norovirus once. Lost ten pounds in six hours and only weighed 155 to begin with. Subbys description is quite accurate.
 
2013-12-18 10:53:11 AM
NorWALK?
No personal experience there. The word is RUNS.

Diarrhea is when you have the zhits.
Dysentery is when the xhits have you.
 
2013-12-18 10:54:56 AM
I had the norovirus once.  The only time i ever felt worse was with the real flu, not that thing that most people think is the flu.
 
2013-12-18 10:56:36 AM
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//i'll let someone else do it
 
2013-12-18 11:07:29 AM
Link is farked.
 
2013-12-18 11:08:52 AM
My wife and I went to a fairly expensive, upscale restaurant in downtown Austin the other day (no names 'cause I don't want to get sued for libel). Anyway, after our $120 meal we went home and the next morning were both puking our guts out. Go to the City of Austin's website, and look up that restaurant's health certificate. Turns out they're one of the few restaurants in town with a "C" rating. Most restaurants have an "A" or "B" rating.

I don't understand how restaurants who have an incident like this aren't heavily fined and maybe even have their operating certificate revoked until they can show they've rectified the problem...

(My wife and I also got norovirus once about a year ago. At first, I was afraid I was going to die. Later, I was afraid I wasn't going to.)
 
2013-12-18 11:12:02 AM

Lord Dimwit: At first, I was afraid I was going to die. Later, I was afraid I wasn't going to.


I'm really sorry for your illness, but that made me giggle out loud.
 
2013-12-18 11:16:02 AM

Mad Scientist: [img.fark.net image 400x380]


The only problem with using that picture in this thread is if she had Norovirus, she'd be puking AND spraying diarrhea all over the wall behind her (and probably splashing on the cat as well).
 
2013-12-18 11:19:31 AM
I had it years ago. Dragged myself to the emergency room a few blocks from my house. They had a room with two toilets facing each other! It was brilliant! No bucket required!
 
2013-12-18 11:20:06 AM

ERNesbitt: Pangea: tallen702: Actually, the Norwalk part of it refers to Norwalk, OH where that particular virus was discovered after a very severe outbreak of gastroenteritus at Bronson elementary school in 1968.

I grew up near there and got to hear the weekly commercials for the dragstrip. They actually preceded what eventually became a cliche.

Norwalk Raceway Park! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!

Where did you grow up? I'm from Milan originally, but I now live and work in Norwalk. (Most summer nights are spent listening to the dulcet tones of maxed out engines, barely intelligible announcers, and drunk race fans... and I live about 5 miles away.)


Between Lodi and Seville. Dragway 42 was really close and you could hear those engines running all weekend.

I don't miss living in the backwards community of my origin story, but I do have some fond memories of my youth.
 
2013-12-18 11:23:25 AM

Lord Dimwit: My wife and I went to a fairly expensive, upscale restaurant in downtown Austin the other day ... and the next morning were both puking our guts out.

(My wife and I also got norovirus once about a year ago. At first, I was afraid I was going to die. Later, I was afraid I wasn't going to.)


Not sure if just really bad luck or extremely weak immune system. Sorry about your experience.


trfling.com
 
2013-12-18 11:30:02 AM

Pangea: Lord Dimwit: My wife and I went to a fairly expensive, upscale restaurant in downtown Austin the other day ... and the next morning were both puking our guts out.

(My wife and I also got norovirus once about a year ago. At first, I was afraid I was going to die. Later, I was afraid I wasn't going to.)

Not sure if just really bad luck or extremely weak immune system. Sorry about your experience.


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Heh, I generally never get sick, but back when my wife and I first met, I did give her mono after being told I was no longer contagious. That was fun.
 
2013-12-18 11:37:04 AM
I had a norovirus once. All of my insides wanted to be on the outside, all at once. Here's a tip: use a bucket if you have to puke while you're on the toilet. Don't lean over and puke in the tub. Cleaning that mess was hellish.
 
2013-12-18 11:46:04 AM
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2013-12-18 11:59:42 AM

Pangea: ERNesbitt: Pangea: tallen702: Actually, the Norwalk part of it refers to Norwalk, OH where that particular virus was discovered after a very severe outbreak of gastroenteritus at Bronson elementary school in 1968.

I grew up near there and got to hear the weekly commercials for the dragstrip. They actually preceded what eventually became a cliche.

Norwalk Raceway Park! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!!

Where did you grow up? I'm from Milan originally, but I now live and work in Norwalk. (Most summer nights are spent listening to the dulcet tones of maxed out engines, barely intelligible announcers, and drunk race fans... and I live about 5 miles away.)

Between Lodi and Seville. Dragway 42 was really close and you could hear those engines running all weekend.

I don't miss living in the backwards community of my origin story, but I do have some fond memories of my youth.


In North Fairfield we could hear the jet-engine semis on Saturday nights and see the occasional fireworks.

/South Central Trojans!
 
2013-12-18 12:05:05 PM
Bad food or really good rum, one of the two.
 
2013-12-18 12:26:27 PM

Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 400x334]


I don't mean to be an alarmist but you have a gateway to hell in your toilet.
 
2013-12-18 12:46:29 PM
Want to reduce your chances of getting it?

-Wash your goddamn hands after shiatting or pissing
-Turn off public washroom taps and open the doors with a piece of paper towel (because other disgusting pigs who don't wash leave their feces all over these things)
-Wash your hands after shaking hands
-Wash your hands before eating.

Basically, wash your hands.
 
2013-12-18 01:57:33 PM

MechaPyx: Badgers: [i.imgur.com image 400x334]

I don't mean to be an alarmist but you have a gateway to hell in your toilet.


It's a gateway to Uranus.
 
2013-12-18 07:08:47 PM

Mystery Vortex: Want to reduce your chances of getting it?

-Wash your goddamn hands after shiatting or pissing
-Turn off public washroom taps and open the doors with a piece of paper towel (because other disgusting pigs who don't wash leave their feces all over these things)
-Wash your hands after shaking hands
-Wash your hands before eating.

Basically, wash your hands.


Mythbusters, no relation, just did a pretty good bit on spreading virus material person to person.
 
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