The news has broken that, according to information made available to the general public by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new strain of stomach bug is now spreading across the country.
Thus, several of the country's residents were left with no choice except seek medical assistance following their beginning to manifest symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Granted, most people manage to pull through this experience without their requiring help from doctors, yet this does not change the fact that the bug constitutes a threat to public health.
In case anyone was wondering, it looks like this new stomach bug was brought in the United States all the way from Australia.
Due to the fact that noroviruses are quite contagious, the country's residents were asked to make sure that they washed their hands with soap and water on a regular basis, and to use diluted bleach solutions to clean up any surfaces which might have been contaminated.
“It is a very clever virus. It is pretty good at spreading itself,” argued Professor Hugh Pennington, a leading infections expert from Britain.
Researchers working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain that, at least as far as the past 30 days are concerned, this new strain of the vomiting disease norovirus must be held accountable for 58% of the outbreaks that have occurred on a national scale.
Clarion Ledger reports that, at least for the time being, nobody can say for sure why it is that people are more prone to being affected by this new stomach bug than they are to having other strains toy with their bodies.
Still, Aron Hall, one of the epidemiologists currently working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that, seeing how this strain of the vomiting disease norovirus is a new one, most people have not yet managed to build up some resistance to it and are therefore a tad more susceptible to falling sick.