Norovirus http://www.kplu.org en New Norovirus Strain Rips Through The U.S. http://www.kplu.org/post/new-norovirus-strain-rips-through-united-states It's here. A variant of norovirus first spotted in Australia is now sweeping the U.S.<p>The wily virus causes stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea. The sickness is sometimes referred to as the stomach flu, though influenza has nothing to do with it.<p>Since the strain called "GII.4 Sydney" was identified in Australia last March, it's been getting around. The U.K. has had a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/04/168608466/as-norovirus-rages-a-robot-named-vomiting-larry-gets-a-closeup">bang-up norovirus season</a> with more than a million people sickened. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:18:52 +0000 7727 at http://www.kplu.org New Norovirus Strain Rips Through The U.S. As norovirus rages, a robot named 'Vomiting Larry' gets his closeup http://www.kplu.org/post/norovirus-rages-robot-named-vomiting-larry-gets-his-closeup <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me21QEpg760</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:34:15 +0000 7493 at http://www.kplu.org As norovirus rages, a robot named 'Vomiting Larry' gets his closeup Wintertime vomiting disease strikes 229 cheerleaders http://www.kplu.org/post/wintertime-vomiting-disease-strikes-229-cheerleaders <p>State public health authorities have confirmed that the norovirus &ndash; also known as the bug that causes <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/wintertime-vomiting-disease-strikes-seattle">wintertime vomiting disease</a> &ndash; sickened more than 200 attendees of a cheerleading and dance event in Everett.</p><p> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:28:20 +0000 Jake Ellison 4127 at http://www.kplu.org Wintertime vomiting disease strikes 229 cheerleaders Wintertime vomiting disease strikes Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/wintertime-vomiting-disease-strikes-seattle <p>Don&rsquo;t be surprised if you notice a few co-workers are out sick, or if a stomach bug seems to be hitting your family. Winter is peak time for sharing germs &ndash; and right now, at least, most of those are NOT the flu bug.</p><p>For Lisa Steinbrueck of Seattle, it seemed at first like food poisoning:</p><p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 23:14:37 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3617 at http://www.kplu.org Wintertime vomiting disease strikes Seattle Norovirus outbreak at the Seattle Yacht Club http://www.kplu.org/post/norovirus-outbreak-closes-seattle-yacht-club <p>A virus outbreak has closed the <a href="http://www.seattleyachtclub.org">Seattle Yacht Club</a>&#39;s mainstation clubhouse on Portage Bay. Dozens of people who attended the JO Ball and a private party at the end of February became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms. Yacht Club General Manager <a href="http://www.seattleyachtclub.org/files/Club%20closure%20March%2012.pdf">Steve Hall </a>says the club contacted the King County Health Department, sanitized the kitchen area, and closed the facility until March 12.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:54:21 +0000 Dave Meyer 974 at http://www.kplu.org Norovirus outbreak at the Seattle Yacht Club