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It's an illness you mostly hear about being on cruise ships. A new strain of the norovirus is picking up steam in the U.S. Over 140 outbreaks of the virus have been reported thus far. It may cause serious complications, especially during flu season. That's because the norovirus is not the flu, though it's sometimes referred to as the stomach flu. It's a virus that attacks the intestinal tract. The common flu causes more problems to the upper respiratory system and happens during flu season. So, contracting both illnesses at one time could be possible this time of year. Noroviruss are very contagious. You can get them from infected people and contaminated food or water. The viruses also lurk on surfaces, such as handrails, keyboards and counter tops. They can make you very sick, because the cause inflammation to the walls of the colon and stomach.
The CDC says the best way to fight the norovirus is to wash your hands. Officials say although this strain may not be that easy to control, keeping clean is your best defense. Physicians say the best way to treat it is to rest and stay hydrated. If you or a loved one has the symptoms, health experts say see a doctor immediately, especially if the virus is affecting a child or an elderly person.
Monday, January 28 2013, 11:23 PM CST
Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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