The Norovirus is what people locally call “stomach flu” isn’t flu. It’s a gastrointestinal virus and I won’t get into the icky details, but trust me, it’s no fun at all. It is also highly contagious. It doesn’t kill anyone, but it can make you wish you had a hole into which you can crawl. Which is what i’m doing.
I only got out of bed because I figured I needed to put my body in a different position, but I’m getting ready to go back to bed.
The thing about this virus is that you become contagious often weeks before you get sick. It is carried by touch so beware of … well … everything. Cooking is a great way to pass it around. Being a virus, there’s no cure for it. There are no drugs that will make it go away.
Stay home. Don’t pass it around if you have a choice. Drink a lot of liquid, eat rice and toast and don’t forget some homemade chicken soup. Have a banana for dessert.
They have started closing entire schools because this races through classrooms and it’s a real bummer having the whole family sick for the holidays.
It ain’t gonna kill you, but it can really ruin your day.