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by:Xilong      2019-09-26
If you avoid people with the norlike virus, do you think it is safe for you to be protected from the norlike virus? Think again.
Researchers in Oregon have investigated the outbreak of stomach flu among some young football players who have learned that the virus can spread on reusable plastic bags that many of us have become accustomed to carrying with us.
Hold on, you said.
Bags carrying viruses?
It sounds a bit strange, but as reported by the Oregon Public Health Department and the University of Oregon Health and Science epidemiology, virus particles in vomiting and feces can actually spread in the air, land with bags and things like that and survive there for a few weeks.
Their findings are published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Keep in mind that this is a highly contagious bacteria that can spend the day with people in a limited space --
On a cruise ship, in a nursing home, even in the locker room of a professional basketball player.
Norj wrote that the Noreg virus \"may be the perfect human pathogen \".
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases HallS.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an editorial accompanying the study.
It is estimated that the virus causes 21 million stomach problems in the United States every year. S. alone.
So it\'s not unusual that the norlike virus swept through a group of 17 teenage soccer players and their four guardians from Oregon during a football match in Washington state in October 2010.
21 people are sick. this is a very small epidemic.
But it proves something that norlike virus experts have long believed but never fully proved: you can get the virus without direct contact with another patient.
According to Kimberly Reep, one of the study authors, this is what happened during the trip: a player is infected with a virus (
No one knows where to go)
In the hotel\'s bathroom, he quickly became seriously ill, and there was just a plastic, reusable bag in the bathroom filled with food.
Her guardian was very worried that she pushed the girl straight home and she was sick and left her bag there.
Enter another guardian who brings the bag back to her room and distributes the food to other players and guardians.
They get sick too.
But the key here is that the first sick player and Guardian never met or directly touched someone else before leaving.
The researchers concluded that this means that everyone else is sick.
Repp, an epidemiology at Oregon Health and Science University, told Shots that \"everyone suspects noro can spread in this way, but they have not yet been formally linked . \".
A lot of lessons can be learned from this study, and the first of them could be a very obvious lesson: Don\'t store food in the bathroom.
Next, Repp said that if someone is infected with the norlike virus, it is crucial to throw away all the food.
So plastic bags?
Is this the real villain of the story?
It\'s not true, says Repp, but the Oregon football girl\'s story should help remind people to regularly clean up those shiny reusable bags.
Nevertheless, this is not the first time these reusable bags are referred to as carriers of bacteria.
As we reported in 2010, a study found that more than half of a batch of 84 reusable grocery bags contained some form of coliform, including E. coli.
Although the health risks of these findings appear to be small.
But when it comes to the norlike virus, Repp says it should be cautious about everything around the house where sick people are close.
\"As long as something can fall on it, it can spread the virus,\" Repp said . \".
\"It doesn\'t matter what matter is.
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