More Misery: Norovirus Stomach Bug Spreading

This is turning out to be a miserable winter for staying healthy. First it was the flu epidemic, and now comes word that a new, severe strain of norovirus – also called the winter vomiting bug or the cruise-ship virus – has spread from Australia to Europe to Canada to the U.S. Australian newspapers say the new norovirus, first identified in Sydney last March, has killed nursing home residents from California to Japan, kept cruise ships carrying suspected patients docked …