Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stars

The white bar marks 50 nanometers.

This bug haunts nursing homes, retirement facilities, cruise ships, airplanes, schools, and daycare. It hangs out with shellfish, especially oysters. The incubation time is a day or two and the illness lasts 18-72 hours. Patients develop abrupt onset vomiting and non-bloody diarrhea, accompanied by myalgias, malaise, headache, and fever.

Challenge: What's the bug?

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2 comments:

Reflex Hammer said...

Norovirus

Craig Chen said...

good job! wash those hands
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Stars

This is norovirus.

Sources: Wikipedia, UpToDate.