Increased Norovirus Activity Noted in New Mexico

December 14, 2014 2:28 PM

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Health officials from New Mexico are warning about increased norovirus activity in the state, and are advising the residents to undertake necessary precautions- particularly to the young, elderly and immunocompromised individuals who are at a higher risk of being infected by the virus.

Noroviruses are basically viruses that cause gastroenteritis and lead to inflammation of the inner linings of the stomach and the intestines. An infection by this virus is commonly mistaken as ‘stomach flu’ due to the fact that its symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps resemble th...

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