Also asked, what sickness is going around right now 2019?
2019-2020 Flu Season Among the many viruses we see causing respiratory illness right now, the influenza virus (commonly called “the flu”) can be particularly severe. Infection with the influenza virus causes a sudden onset of fever, chills, dry cough, and muscle aches.
What virus is going around right now?
Norovirus. Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. Anyone can get infected and sick with norovirus.
How many deaths from the flu this year so far?
CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 36 million flu illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths from flu. Antiviral medications are an important adjunct to flu vaccine in the control of influenza.
What kills the norovirus?
Norovirus is enclosed by a structure known as a capsid. Alcohol cannot get through it, which is why alcohol-based hand sanitizers do not kill norovirus. “It’s resistant to many common disinfectants,” Hall said. CDC recommends using bleach to kill it, including chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide.