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January 25th, 2013
07:31 AM ET

New nasty stomach bug Sydney 2012 makes its way to U.S. – Elizabeth Cohen on why it's so bad

As if the flu outbreak isn't bad enough, the Centers for Disease Control says a new strain of norovirus has reached the U.S. from Australia. The CDC says the bug accounted for 58% of last month's 'stomach flu' cases, causing nausea, 'forceful' vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

This morning on "Early Start," CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what makes the Sydney 2012 virus so bad.


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  1. Megan

    Please get thefacts right – A person cannot get sick from viral "spores" or "pieces" of viruses. People get sick from viral particles (whole, intact virus). Also, the term "stomach flu" is innacurate and confusing. Norovirus is a causes viral gastroenteritis.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Reply

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