Nasty stomach virus making the rounds

Nasty stomach virus making the rounds

There are 19 comments on the Fox 31 KDVR story from Aug 3, 2010, titled Nasty stomach virus making the rounds. In it, Fox 31 KDVR reports that:

Just days before classes resume, many metro area children are contracting a highly contagious stomach bug A- or one of many viruses that can make them violently ill.

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Hymie Goldberg

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Aug 4, 2010
I think I will add you to Joe Rockets List.

Since: Aug 09

Arlington Heights, IL

#3 Aug 4, 2010
It's likely you or someone you know is experiencing a nasty stomach. There's a gastrointestinal virus going around that's filling up doctors offices and emergency rooms.

Feeling nauseated? Have diarrhea and stomach cramps? Join the crowd. Doctors offices and clinics are a little overcrowded right now.

This may be norovirus."

The symptoms are vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, weakness and more, but you should start feeling better almost as soon as you start getting sick.

Norovirus is contagious and it can spread as long as two weeks after recovery so good hand washing is important.

If your symptoms don't get better and you develop a fever, get to the hospital as quickly as possible. That's because there's a number of serious bacteria or viral infections that show up during the summer. One example -- West Nile.
Sam

Denver, CO

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Cuban0Uno wrote:
So last night I went into the barn and caught my Sticky Von Beth Wings touching the locks on her stall. I shouted "Beth, what do you think you are doing". She froze and stared at me like a deer in headlights. I asked her a second time even more sternly "Von Beth Wings, what do you think you are doing". She began tearing up and uncontrollably peeing. She then said with a wimpy whinny "Cubano, I am just... trying to get out of my pen so I can go play with the other horseys. So I did what any understanding horse owner would do in this sort of situation. I put that b_it ch over my knee and beat the living $_h it out of her back side. That will teach her to be disobedient!
Didn't someone already tell you to stop posting your ignorant messages about your stupid obsession with your "horse". No one wants to read your bullshit
Dee

AOL

#6 Aug 5, 2010
I got this stomach virus too everything but the vomiting,,going over 2 weeks now!..yes its going around..the cramps are the worst!..WAY LOW CRAMPING,achy,sore throat,headache,low grade fever..I think the excessive heat could have contributed this.
denvermichael

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Sounds like Norwalk virus. Hand sanitizers do Not work kill a virus, only germs. You must wash hands with soap and warm water for 30 seconds. I'll bet anything the cast of the play was sickened by a sick food handler at a restaurant they ate food from.

I had Norwalk virus last March. The Doctors told me I had food poisoning and it was from a sick food worker at a restaurant that had Norwalk virus.
There are several strains of Norwalk virus, formerly known as Noro virus. Interesting enough, there is a strain of Norwalk virus from Mexico. Many small privately owned restaurants hire mexicans (illegals) to cook and wash dishes.

Since being sickened last March, I cook all my own food at home. I don't have time to see if mexicans (illegals) are cooking my food. The food workers are supposed to wear gloves, but how many do? And even if the food worker is wearing gloves, did they properly wash their hands before putting on gloves? If not the gloves are contaminated by dirty hands as soon as they are put on. The Colorado Dept. of health needs to inspect food workers personal hygiene, including swabbing workers hands for germs and viruses. I saw this done years ago. A couple hours later an inspector returned to tell a worker her swab confirmed she had urine under her finger nails and had Hep A.
Dee

Elgin, IL

#8 Aug 5, 2010
denvermichael wrote:
Sounds like Norwalk virus. Hand sanitizers do Not work kill a virus, only germs. You must wash hands with soap and warm water for 30 seconds. I'll bet anything the cast of the play was sickened by a sick food handler at a restaurant they ate food from.
I had Norwalk virus last March. The Doctors told me I had food poisoning and it was from a sick food worker at a restaurant that had Norwalk virus.
There are several strains of Norwalk virus, formerly known as Noro virus. Interesting enough, there is a strain of Norwalk virus from Mexico. Many small privately owned restaurants hire mexicans (illegals) to cook and wash dishes.
Since being sickened last March, I cook all my own food at home. I don't have time to see if mexicans (illegals) are cooking my food. The food workers are supposed to wear gloves, but how many do? And even if the food worker is wearing gloves, did they properly wash their hands before putting on gloves? If not the gloves are contaminated by dirty hands as soon as they are put on. The Colorado Dept. of health needs to inspect food workers personal hygiene, including swabbing workers hands for germs and viruses. I saw this done years ago. A couple hours later an inspector returned to tell a worker her swab confirmed she had urine under her finger nails and had Hep A.
OMG DENVER..I'm a waitress & work in a restaraunt,yes hispanic help too ;)I have been home over 2 weeks,so sick,hard to eat,but THE CRAMPS ARE LOWER..I know it's a virus cuz I feel fluey all over,& I have a comprimised immune system,so I don't fight things...but yes i work in a very busy restaurant!

Since: Aug 09

Arlington Heights, IL

#9 Aug 5, 2010
lava sus manos por favor.
Dee

Elgin, IL

#10 Aug 10, 2010
tortminder wrote:
lava sus manos por favor.
Please,what does that mean in English?
department of hard labor

Denver, CO

#11 Aug 10, 2010
Dee wrote:
<quoted text> Please,what does that mean in English?
It means "can you help me get back to mecksicko?"

por favor

Since: Aug 09

Arlington Heights, IL

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Dee wrote:
<quoted text> Please,what does that mean in English?
"Lava sus manos, por Favor" means please wash your hands.
Proper sanitation, including frequent hand washing, is one of the prime ways to prevent the spread of many of the viral and bacteriological diseases that make the rounds,(everything from rhinoviruses to swine flu.)
Dee

Elgin, IL

#13 Aug 11, 2010
tortminder wrote:
<quoted text>
"Lava sus manos, por Favor" means please wash your hands.
Proper sanitation, including frequent hand washing, is one of the prime ways to prevent the spread of many of the viral and bacteriological diseases that make the rounds,(everything from rhinoviruses to swine flu.)
I wash my hands like every hour as a server,but I got a weak immune system & catch everything..I have been home now 3 weeks with this.Thank You for explaing espanol.
Ls Vegas Steve

AOL

#14 Aug 11, 2010
My wife has stomach virus and she is visiting Fullerton,Nebraska...not far from Denver :-)

Since: Aug 09

Arlington Heights, IL

#15 Aug 13, 2010
It might not be what you think...you gotta be careful what you eat;

--dateline: Clark county, Nevada
Four people in Clark County became ill as part of an outbreak of typhoid fever, likely from eating contaminated food, the Southern Nevada Health District said today.

The district said the four local cases of salmonella typhi, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever, are part of a two-state outbreak believed to be a result of consuming a frozen fruit product called mamey fruit pulp.

All four patients in Clark County were under the age of 30 and have recovered, the district said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are working with local authorities to investigate the outbreak, which has also sickened five people in California, the district said.

Mamey fruit pulp, also known as zapote or sapote, comes from a tropical fruit grown in Central and South American countries and is often used in shakes and smoothies. It is especially popular in Hispanic communities.

The heath district and the CDC are recommending that people do not eat or drink food items that contain the frozen Goya brand of mamey fruit pulp, which has been voluntarily recalled.

The heath district investigates more than 100 cases of salmonella each year, but these are the first typhoid fever cases in the area in more than a year.

Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection that can last three or four weeks, officials said. While there are about 400 cases in the U.S. annually, 70 percent of them are acquired while traveling outside the country, the health district said.

Symptoms include a sustained fever as high as 104 degrees, stomach pains, a headache, anorexia, a slow heart rate, malaise, constipation or diarrhea and coughing. The infection can be treated with antibiotics.

People who believe they might be ill after consuming frozen mamey fruit pulp should consult their heath care providers, the district said.
Dee

Elgin, IL

#16 Aug 17, 2010
anyone getting this for a long peroid..i have been home a month..i have no insurance,it comes in waves..it wont go away
janine

Mountain View, CA

#18 Sep 16, 2010
Yes Dee I have had this for 9 days now, low cramping and periodic vomiting (especially if I lay down after eating or eat too much no matter how bland it is) plus diarrhea also off and on. The cramping is bad sometimes but usually a low twinge. Enough already! I almost went to the doctors today but I wonder if anything can be done for this.

This came on after having a cold for about 2 weeks so I've been sick over 3 weeks myself and usually I fight off bugs pretty quickly.
janine

Mountain View, CA

#19 Sep 16, 2010
Forgot to add, it's been about a month now since you posted so I hope your back in good shape now.
Politically Incorrect

Denver, CO

#20 Sep 17, 2010
denvermichael wrote:
Sounds like Norwalk virus. Hand sanitizers do Not work kill a virus, only germs. You must wash hands with soap and warm water for 30 seconds. I'll bet anything the cast of the play was sickened by a sick food handler at a restaurant they ate food from.
I had Norwalk virus last March. The Doctors told me I had food poisoning and it was from a sick food worker at a restaurant that had Norwalk virus.
There are several strains of Norwalk virus, formerly known as Noro virus. Interesting enough, there is a strain of Norwalk virus from Mexico. Many small privately owned restaurants hire mexicans (illegals) to cook and wash dishes.
Since being sickened last March, I cook all my own food at home. I don't have time to see if mexicans (illegals) are cooking my food. The food workers are supposed to wear gloves, but how many do? And even if the food worker is wearing gloves, did they properly wash their hands before putting on gloves? If not the gloves are contaminated by dirty hands as soon as they are put on. The Colorado Dept. of health needs to inspect food workers personal hygiene, including swabbing workers hands for germs and viruses. I saw this done years ago. A couple hours later an inspector returned to tell a worker her swab confirmed she had urine under her finger nails and had Hep A.
Great! Another thrilling contribution to American society from the waste south of the border!
join the community

Denver, CO

#21 Sep 17, 2010
denvermichael wrote:
Sounds like Norwalk virus. Hand sanitizers do Not work kill a virus, only germs. You must wash hands with soap and warm water for 30 seconds. I'll bet anything the cast of the play was sickened by a sick food handler at a restaurant they ate food from.
I had Norwalk virus last March. The Doctors told me I had food poisoning and it was from a sick food worker at a restaurant that had Norwalk virus.
There are several strains of Norwalk virus, formerly known as Noro virus. Interesting enough, there is a strain of Norwalk virus from Mexico. Many small privately owned restaurants hire mexicans (illegals) to cook and wash dishes.
Since being sickened last March, I cook all my own food at home. I don't have time to see if mexicans (illegals) are cooking my food. The food workers are supposed to wear gloves, but how many do? And even if the food worker is wearing gloves, did they properly wash their hands before putting on gloves? If not the gloves are contaminated by dirty hands as soon as they are put on. The Colorado Dept. of health needs to inspect food workers personal hygiene, including swabbing workers hands for germs and viruses. I saw this done years ago. A couple hours later an inspector

returned to tell a worker her swab confirmed she had urine under her finger nails and had Hep A.
When I was a teen-ager here in Denver; in order to work around food
we had to go to the Denver Health Dept. And get an X-ray to show you are free from TB, take that card to the employer. No card ,no work. Now, it's from the border to the restraunt, includes Asian
workers too and everyone else that don't go get a Health Card.
I do my own cooking too.
Seriously

Gainesville, FL

#22 Oct 21, 2010
Dee wrote:
<quoted text> Please,what does that mean in English?
It means "Wash your hands please"

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