Once the virus hits, the attacks are often swift and brutal. The stomach and intestines become inflamed. Bouts of vomiting and diarrhea follow that leave victims weak and exhausted. And since the bug is extremely contagious, it can spread easily to others, especially in places like day-care centers, schools, cruise ships and nursing homes.
"Dreaded ‘Stomach Flu’ Wreaks Havoc on Families — and It’s Only Going to Get Worse" is from the January 05, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lena H. Sun and narrated by Sam Scholl.