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11-02-2012, 03:24 PM
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OD99
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Thank you nonetheless Main and hopefully I can add some content for you to help out.

This isn't so much about the game itself as it is about our opponents city and the horrible virus that sprang from there (courtesy of Sudbury and District Health Unit - sdhu.com)

"Norfolk Virus


What is Norfolk virus?

Norfolk is a virus that commonly causes vomiting and diarrhea in people of all ages. Illness usually begins within 24 to 48 hours after infection. Symptoms have a sudden onset and include watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, headache and occasionally fever. Illness usually lasts 24 to 48 hours. Immunity against the virus is short-term, lasting up to 14 weeks.

Norfolk virus is frequently associated with outbreaks in nursing homes, retirement homes, daycare centres and schools due to the close proximity of the residents. Even though most cases are included as part of an outbreak, single cases can occur. Infection is possible year round with case numbers being highest in the fall and winter.

Children and the elderly are at increased risk of suffering from dehydration as a result of infection. Consult a physician if you suspect dehydration.

How can you get sick from Norfolk virus?

Humans are the only known reservoirs for the Norfolk virus. Norfolk is probably spread through hand to mouth contact following contamination of the hands with the feces of an infected individual. Contact with contaminated surfaces may also lead to infection.
Transmission through the air is another possible way of becoming infected. This is due to the airborne spray of the virus during vomiting. The virus is very contagious, and only a few particles are needed to cause illness.

Contaminated water is the most common source of Norollk virus outbreaks outside of institutions.

Shellfish and salad ingredients are the foods most often implicated in Norfolk outbreaks"

So it would appear as though that place is a veritable Petri dish of disease and bacteria...let's just hope our boys come out of this without any serious gastro trouble and can play tomorrow night as well.

Here is hoping Zib gets off the schneid tonight too!

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