In addition to this year's Seasonal Flu, we also have this Norovirus circulation. That's a double whammy.
January 09, 2013
A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to
France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all
others to become the dominant strain in Britain, health officials said
The norovirus variant, known as Sydney 2012, was identified in a
scientific paper last week and Britain's Health Protection Agency (HPA)
said genetic testing showed it was now causing more cases in England and
Wales than other strains.
Sydney 2012 does not carry worse symptoms than others but, like other
norovirus strains, it can cause violent and projectile vomiting,
diarrhea and sometimes fevers, headaches and stomach cramps.
Norovirus cases have risen earlier than expected this winter in Britain, across Europe, Japan and other parts of the world.