Flu or norovirus?

The common flu often gets the rap that norovirus should. Norovirus is the “winter vomiting disease” first described by a pediatrician in 1929. Noroviruses are not the flu though many people call it the flu without knowing the difference. Norovirus is actually viral gastroenteritis, sometimes called food poisoning because it can spread in the food-service industry due to unwashed hands. What the norovirus infection actually does is cause gastroenteritis, which is an inflammation of the stomach and the intestines. The flu (influenza) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza virus. The typical characteristics of the norovirus are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea whereas the flu includes body aches, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose. Flu victims can also experience nausea, but the norovirus does not present any symptoms outside of the stomach and intestines.

Norovirus is the "vomit zone".

Norovirus is the “vomit zone”.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
This entry was posted in Health News, Lifestyle and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply