Tag: norovirus

Genetic Armor in Flu Season

A sure way to make you more diligent about washing your hands is to read a little coverage on what’s turning out to be the worst flu season in recent memory. A lucky few of us, however, have defenses that go beyond trusty soap and water — our genes. Approximately 30 percent of people with European ancestry ...

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Ewwww: Cruise Ship Cleanliness Not What It Should Be

The “stomach flu” isn’t really the flu at all. It’s actually viral gastroenteritis, and its most common cause is a group of viruses called noroviruses. No matter what you call it, the illness is highly contagious and very unpleasant — symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. In close quarters, ...

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