The Norovirus That Stole Christmas

BY  |  Monday, Jan 02, 2017 12:45pm

norovirusThere has been a lot of puking in Baristaville. Norovirus, aka the winter vomiting bug, a common winter virus has been making its way through town.

It visited the Gilmore house on Christmas Eve, gifting us with a very unwelcome present.

The virus can cause vomiting and diarrhea, either one or the other, or both. According to the CDC, other symptoms include, stomach pain, headaches, and sometimes fever. A person usually develops symptoms 12 to 48 hours after being exposed to norovirus. Most people with norovirus illness get better within 1 to 3 days.

 

 

 

Other than disinfecting your houses and scrubbing hands constantly to try to stop the spread of the contagious virus, making sure to get plenty of fluids is key. Dehydration is the biggest issue to worry about.

 

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Stopped by on opening day to take out a dozen empanadas. Very welcoming space, especially with the storefront glass open on a warm spring day and sidewalk tables available; and, the staff were warm and engaged. The empanadas are soft and pastry-like, rather than the harder crisper type. They got a thumbs up from the Morales family, who loves them a good empanada!

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