Norovirus Hits Missouri

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Monday, January 29 2007 Jan 29, 2007 Monday, January 29, 2007 10:08:04 AM CST January 29, 2007 in News

Mid-Missouri hasn't been spared.

If you have avoided the misery so far, this Your Health with Angie Bailey let you know what to look out for.

Odds are, your family or someone you know has already had it in the past few weeks.

Doctors have no explanations for the especially high number of cases of norovirus this year, the good news is, while it is truly awful, it's rarely life threatening and will pass with the winter months.

"Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Some people have a lot of body aches, abdominal cramping, even chills."It's easy to catch and hard to wipe out," said Dr. John Mruzik Mediquick Clinic.

While it passes relatively quickly, sufferers can vomit up to 20 times a day.It's spread from person to person and once it's in your house, to hard to get rid of.

"That's terribly contagious, anywhere from 10 to 100 particles is enough to cause the disease. So it's very, very easily spread," said Dr. Mruzik.

Hand washing is key to prevention, disinfecting surfaces and bathrooms will also go a long way.

It's a nasty stomach virus, most people end up at the doctor's office because they don't know what they have. Only to find out there's nothing doctors can do for them.

It can last from a few hours to a few days.

Things you should be looking out for and possible signs of dehydration: If you can't keep fluids down, if your eyes and your mouth are dry and you can't urinate, that could be a sign you should call the doctor.

Keep an eye children , especially babies less than a year old.

"Try to give them small sips of fluid. Something that is not too overly sweet, avoid milk products. Water mostly, small sips every five minutes," said Mruzik. "If they throw up, wait half an hour and try it again."

But why did you get it so much worse than everybody else in the family?

Doctors say some of you have a natural immunity and some research suggests those with b blood type seem to be more resistant.

Because most people recover at home with no medical care, most cases are never diagnosed or reported.

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