New strain of stomach virus sweeps country - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

New strain of stomach virus sweeps country

Posted: Updated:

Doctors say flu activity is falling across the country, but there's new concern about norovirus. A new strain of the stomach bug is sending patients to the emergency room across the country.

The virus isn't particularly dangerous to the average person, but it can be deadly to the young and old.

"This is one of the most contagious viruses we deal with," says Dr. Richard Besser. "No vaccine, no real treatment, except fluids to prevent hydration."

Health experts say the best way to stop noroviruses is by washing your hands. However, they say hand sanitizers are not effective in this case.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Firefighters battle two separate fires

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:58:00 GMT
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
    Toledo Fire Department battled two separate fires on Thursday morning.
  • 22-year-old killed in overnight crash

    22-year-old killed in overnight crash

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:54:35 GMT
    A 22-year-old was killed after his vehicle slid off the road and landed in a ditch. The deadly crash happened just after midnight on Thursday morning near the intersection of State Route 613 and Township Road 232.
    A 22-year-old was killed after his vehicle slid off the road and landed in a ditch. The deadly crash happened just after midnight on Thursday morning near the intersection of State Route 613 and Township Road 232.
  • GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    GM 1st quarter profit down 86%

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:25:16 GMT
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.
    It looks like a massive recall took a huge bite out of General Motors profit in the first quarter of the year. The automaker says profits fell 86 percent. This marked the company's worst quarterly performance since it posted a net loss after leaving bankruptcy protection in 2009. GM says the recall of seven million vehicles, because of a faulty ignition switch issue, cost the company $1.3 billion.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!