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Flu Clinic Locator

Protect yourself this flu season. Finding a clinic is easy with the American Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator. Just enter your ZIP Code to get started.

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Norovirus Questions and Answers

What are noroviruses? Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause the stomach flu in people. The term norovirus was recently approved as the official name for this group of viruses. Several other names have been used for noroviruses, including Norwalk-like viruses, caliciviruses, and small round structured viruses. Find the answers to many other questions about noroviruses from the Center For Disease Control.

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Wikipedia Entry on Norovirus

Norovirus causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world and is responsible for 50% of all food borne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the United States. Norovirus affects people of all ages. The viruses are transmitted by contaminated food or water and by person-to-person contact. Learn more about Norovirus from Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that is written collaboratively by volunteers.

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Norovirus Blog

The Norovirus blog is a conversation about Norovirus that includes subjects such as outbreaks, recalls, and legal cases by commenting on posts that you find interesting.

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Treatment for Norovirus Gastroenteritis

There is no medicine that will kill a norovirus. Therefore, treatment for norovirus gastroenteritis is focused on providing supportive care while the body fights the norovirus. Supportive care includes: resting in bed, drinking plenty of fluids, taking aspirin to relieve fever.

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Causes and Symptoms of Norovirus Infection

Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach and the small and large intestines. Noroviruses is by far the leading cause of food borne illness outbreaks. This infection is often mistakenly referred to as the “stomach flu"- it is not related to the flu (influenza), which is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. Norovirus is not a “new” virus, but interest in it is growing as more is learned about how frequently noroviruses cause illness in people. Learn about the causes and symptoms of Norovirus infections from the Minnesota Department of Health.

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The Bad Bug Book from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The “Bad Bug Book” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides basic facts regarding food borne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

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FluTrackers Norovirus/Nowalk Forum

Forum for people with Norovirus and those interested in learning more about Norovirus to discuss anything that is of interest - including treatments, prevention, and more.

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Norovirus Infection Prevention

Norovirus infection is highly contagious. Follow these suggestions to help prevent norovirus infection from spreading.

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The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World

A committed Germ Freak gives readers the lowdown on how to avoid the common cold and survive flu season with your health and sanity intact. This is the practical information your doctor won't give you. Also includes information on preventing the spread of other highly contagious diseases like Norovirus.

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