Each year, norovirus infects 267 million people, and 21 million in the United States. Transmitted fecally, through person-to-person contact, and due to contact with contaminated foods and surfaces, the virus can quickly develop into cases of gastroenteritis. Most people survive it, as it tends to wear off within a couple of days, but the “winter vomiting disease” still kills about 200,000 people annually, according to the CDC. Recent reports of cruise ships full of vomiting passengers—that were forced to return home early—read like some hellish, alternative ending to Love in the Time of Cholera.
Now, a favorite pizza herb is being studied for its apparent efficacy in breaking down the virus’ outer coat. Published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, new research has found that the primary active componenet in oregano essential oil, called carvacrol (the part of the herb that contains its smell and flavor), could be implemented with other antimicrobials to fight and control norovirus.
Dr Kelly Bright of University of Arizona explained "Carvacrol could potentially be used as a food sanitizer and possibly as a surface sanitizer, particularly in conjunction with other antimicrobials.” She added that a thorough evaluation of its efficacy will take some time, but is optimistic about harnessing its potential, as it has a unique way of fighting the norovirus. http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/oreganos-essential-oil-might-stop-norovirus 21 minutes ago - View -
Viral gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. Also known as the stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis can affect anyone throughout the world. This highly contagious illness spreads through close contact with people who are infected, or through contaminated food or water. It can easily spread in close quarters, such as childcare facilities, schools, nursing homes, and cruise ships.
Many different viruses can cause gastroenteritis, including rotaviruses; noroviruses; adenoviruses, types 40 and 41; sapoviruses; and astroviruses. Viral gastroenteritis is not caused by bacteria (such as Salmonella species or Escherichia coli), or parasites (such as Giardia lamblia), or by medications, or other medical conditions, although the symptoms may be similar. Your doctor can determine if the diarrhea is caused by a virus or by something else.
The main symptoms of viral gastroenteritis are watery diarrhea and vomiting. The affected person may also have headache, fever, and abdominal cramps ("stomach ache"). In general, the symptoms begin 1 to 2 days following infection with a virus that causes gastroenteritis and may last for 1 to 10 days, depending on which virus causes the illness.
CinAcevedo22 : Me hicieron acordar cuando cumplía mis beios 21 años(?) y tenía gastroenteritis. Todos comiendo MI TORTA de super chocolate y yo mirando :(
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solanamodolo : Busque en google por que tengo escalofrios y me diagnosticaron meningitis, gastroenteritis, mononucleosis, neumonia y faringitis voy a morir
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