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North Cali Norovirus +4,000

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 Curenado    966

North Cali is thick with noro. That means something worse is just around the corner.

http://outbreaknewstoday.com/norovirus-outbreak-tops-4000-cases-yolo-county-17523/

"The Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency puts the case count at 4,001. The outbreak prompted the closure of several county schools just prior to the Memorial Day weekend.

Suspect norovirus cases have been reported in Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Sacramento Counties.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are between 19-21 million cases of norovirus illness each year in the U.S. Additionally, CDC estimates that norovirus contributes to 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths each year in the U.S.

The spread of Norovirus can be prevented by practicing proper hand hygiene. Important strategies include washing hands with soap and water, especially after using the toilet and changing diapers, and always before eating and preparing or handling food.

Symptoms of Norovirus include fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Symptoms last for 1-3 days. However, after symptoms go away, people are still highly infectious, especially the first 48 hours."

Noro weakens immunity and "sets up" the conditions for a real epidemic of a worse pathogen. 

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 sybdragon    1,505

How interesting.... That is where the Oroville Dam is. And not to long ago, they had them people squashed all up in emergency shelters didn't they? Better safe than sorry if the 'dam' broke? Oh it looked bad and all but in the end.... They saved all that valuable farming land yet for a short while.... a whole lot of the populace had a small flood party and passed around germs. Kids are germ factories. :huh:

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/evacuation-center-at-yolo-county-fairgrounds-hosts-hundreds-from-yuba-citymarysville-area/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_California_highlighting_Yolo_County.svg

I wonder if the virus needs water? Isn't this the virus that plagues cruise ships too? Yes, it is. Sooooo.... does it need water to spread around or is this just coincidence? Anyone believe in coincidences anymore?

 

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 Curenado    966

It doesn't need water like legionairs it spreads very well. Many people never even know they've had it. 

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 Cryptic Mole    4,403
7 hours ago, sybdragon said:

I wonder if the virus needs water? Isn't this the virus that plagues cruise ships too?

Yes, and not many people know that saline ocean waters are breeding grounds for viruses. Even viruses that can make humans sick. Especially in the estuaries where both salt marsh and fresh water meet and mix.

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