stomach flu


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stomach flu

n. Informal
Acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea, usually caused by a virus such as norovirus. It is unrelated to influenza, a respiratory infection.
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Of the suspected cases, noroviruses, known to cause stomach flu, or gastroenteritis, in humans, have been detected in 591 people, or 14 percent of the total.
Even though her appendix had ruptured as she sat at her desk the previous week, forcing herself to work through what she thought was "just a touch of stomach flu," she had reached the hospital in time to have emergency surgery.
While the dreaded stomach flu has begun hitting homes this winter, a new "feel better drink" called B.
While the district has had three snow days, Berlin Memorial School was also closed for one day to fight a stomach flu running through the building.
Scott became the first Aussie to win the FedEx Cup 12 months ago and was gaining momentum towards ending the Tour Championship on a high note, but stomach flu downed his chances and Henrik Stenson pulled away for the tourney win.
According to him, most illnesses commonly seen during summer are gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, stomach flu, food poisoning and typhoid.
When I bravely summoned up the energy to text friends back, they were moned up the ack, they were all much more sympathetic/impressed than if I'd just said I had stomach flu.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scheduled to attend the Friends of Syria meeting in Morocco this week, but canceled her trip due to a stomach flu.
It is sometimes referred to as stomach flu or gastric flu - although it is unrelated to actual flu - and causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting both the stomach and the large intestine (bowel).
8220;Over 200,000 people are affected each year with the stomach flu, by a bacterial infection called campylobacter, found on dogs,” according to Lisa Conti a veterinarian and Director of Health at the Florida Department Of Health.
In addition, Reeves Nelson is battling the stomach flu and wasn't expected to practice Tuesday.
Joaquin, who played Johnny Cash in Walk The Line, has a nasty stomach flu.