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Friday, March 2, 2007

Stomach bug victim is uncounted but miserable

A Cambridge reader comments on the continuing outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in Boston, likely caused by norovirus:

"One wonders what is the real number of people afflicted with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and very bad cramps? For every person seen at an E.R., how many others in Greater Boston stay at home or are treated by a Primary Care doctor and are not reported in these numbers? One suspects that the real number of people disabled by this horrible bug is considerable. I, for one, have just just gone through a horrible week of almost constant stomach distress, including everything mentioned above and know that I am one of the many uncounted."

We hope you feel better soon.

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