Vomiting virus that emerged in southern China now spreading around the world: Shanghaiist

Cases of GII.17 have already emerged in the US, South America, Europe and Africa, scientists wrote in a paper which accompanied new Japanese research.

While there’s no medicine available yet to treat or prevent GII.17, a pharmaceutical company based in Osaka, Japan “has the most advanced vaccine in development”.

Hope.

Norovirus symptoms, including fever, vomiting and diarrhea, typically last only a couple of days and infected food workers are usually the source of the outbreak, the report said.

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2 thoughts on “Vomiting virus that emerged in southern China now spreading around the world: Shanghaiist”

  1. Yes, I have experienced it while working in a hospital….
    They had to close 4 wards….
    while I experienced the works…
    projectile vomiting/projectile and……well…..lets not go there…
    My sympathies were solely for the elderly…
    Once experienced never forgotten
    However, once, when I left India………
    but that’s another story. 😉

  2. Remember well a guy heading up stairwell on ship to go topside – and a big groan and other noise. He went straight into shower and just turned it on – he had gone through all the rest of his clothes in two days. Hard on the elderly – too true

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