Australian stomach virus outbreak in San Luis Obispo County

December 27, 2012

A new strain of a stomach virus has caused at least three outbreaks in San Luis Obispo County within the past month, according to local health officials.

All three outbreaks, two of which occurred in restaurants and one in a long-term care facility, were caused from a new strain of the Norovirus from Australia, GII strain. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and body aches.

The highly contagious virus is spread through contact with infected people, consuming infected foods or touching infected surfaces. Health officials are asking those who are infected to stay home as they are still contagious for a time after symptoms have subsided.

Each Year Norovirus infections cause an estimated 21 million illnesses in the United States, and 70,000 hospitalizations.

 


13 Comments

  1. tickles says:

    Ted, I don’t babble about my genitals. Please do us all the same favor and spare us your bible babble.
    Some things are better kept private.

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    • Ted Slanders says:

      tickles,

      What the hell does your genitals have to do with any bible enlightenment? BLASPHEME!

      Jesus said: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15)

      Who do I listen to, Jesus or you? Do the simple math.

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      • tickles says:

        I just want to know what restaurants are making people sick.
        I already know i can come here for your verbal diarrhea… Hardly enlightenment.

        As for my genitals, they provide me with substantial relief and comfort (apparently much like that storybook you like to quote from). At least I have respect for others and don’t go shoving mine in everyone’s faces.

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        • Ted Slanders says:

          tickles,

          “As for my genitals, they provide me with substantial relief and comfort”

          I am providing biblical enlightenment relative to this story, where you are doing nothing but promoting your either Harlot of Babylon attitude, or you are taking the center stage in a Sodom and Gomorrah scenario with your shoving your genitalia around in the manner shown!

          How ungodly and despicable can you get?! With you alluding to the fact that you receive “relief” and “comfort” from your genitalia is an outright sexual innuendo that is not welcomed by me, and is within the same vein as your notion of my biblical enlightenment is not welcomed by you!

          Then you have the audacity to actually say that you don’t go around shoving your “hoo hoo” in everyone’s faces? Are you kidding us?

          I will pray for you tonight. Unbelievable.

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    • Downtown Bob says:

      Tickles, Ted is one of those people that hang out in their stained underpants, probably in their mother’s spare room while “looking” for a job, trying to be funny and run down Christians that for some reason he has a hard on for because of some past slight many years in the past. He is not really interested in the bible, religion, truth, peace, or anything but just a bitter man getting his jollies.

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      • Ted Slanders says:

        Bobby,

        You, along with so many others, are always missing the point. I am not running down any Christian because I bring forth specific bible passages and narratives that are relative to the story at hand.

        Now, if you think that this is a problem, then I suggest that you take it up with the Judeo-Christian God. Get it? I certainly hope so for your sake.

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      • MaryMalone says:

        Bob, unless you are a peeping tom, you have no way to know what Ted is doing, other than posting on this message board.

        I find it unseemly that you focus on another poster’s underpants.

        Finally, whether Ted is, or is not, looking for a job, living in his mother’s spare room, or any of the other odd negative personal comments you made about Ted (including the underpants statement), have no bearing on whether or not his opinions are valid.

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    • FineWine says:

      The thing about Ted is he is not religious. He is trying to make a case that religion is intolerant and terrible by his interpretation of the bible. He is actually proving that the militant left is as much or more intolerant of other peoples beliefs than the religious people he is condemning. He really is off the deep end about it. Someone should make sure he is taking his meds.

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  2. Ted Slanders says:

    “For by him ALL things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and INVISIBLE, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; ALL things were created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

    Since we true Christians have to accept that ALL things were created by our God, then we have to ask ourselves why our God created this Australian stomach virus in the first place? We know of our God’s horrific revengeful manner within the scriptures, but why take it out upon the Canadians with this virus in 2004 that caused around 1200 deaths? (This virus should be named and blamed upon the Canucks, and not the Aussies)

    Did the Canadians make our God mad back then, and then the Aussies, and now, the United States, since this strain now resides within our borders? In any event, our God must be pis*ed again with us! “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)

    Seemingly, whatever we Christian citizens of the United States did to upset our God, again, let us pray for another round of forgiveness from our ever-loving and forgiving God before anyone else gets this possible deadly virus. Cindy, that means you pray too.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      Ted, regarding your comment, “Since we true Christians have to accept that ALL things were created by our God, then we have to ask ourselves why our God created this Australian stomach virus in the first place?”…

      I think the evolution of humans has incorporated fatal or bad outcomes from exposure to certain elements or activities as a means to both limit populations when resources are sparse, and to fine-tune our DNA so that our offspring can survive in a constantly-changing world environment.

      When it is all said and done, this is just natural selection at work. Some people feel better by being able to attribute getting a stomach virus to being “god’s will,” and some don’t.

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    • MaryMalone says:

      Ted, regarding your comment, “Cindy, that means you pray too,” I just have to say sometimes you totally crack me up. I wish others were able to understand your very dry wit, and not take everything you say so fracking literally.

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  3. tickles says:

    This article is nearly pointless without naming names.

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