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Norovirus Cases In England Hit 1 Million This Winter!

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You better watch out, you better not cry, and we're telling you why!

The Norovirus is on the loose, and it is affecting a TON of people.

After ruining a luxury cruise for hundreds and hundreds of travelers, it is reported that more than 1.1 million people in Britain have been diagnosed with the Norovirus vomiting disease, and health officials believe those numbers will continue to climb!

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said cases of the highly contagious disease have risen earlier than expected and have been seen across Europe, Japan and other parts of the Earth!

But how is this infectious disease transmitted?

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Brain-Eating Parasite Lurks In Hot, Stagnant Freshwater

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Brain-eating parasite

This is absolutely terrifying! Beware of stagnant water in the heat!

A rare waterborne parasite known as the "brain-eating amoeba" killed a 9-year-old boy in Virginia earlier this month and most recently, took the life of a 16-year-old girl in Florida this week.

The parasite causes amoebic meningoencephalitis, an infection that attacks the brain and spine, and can be found in stagnant freshwater during hot weather. Symptoms of the scary infection include headaches, vomiting, and neck stiffness.

Although so incredibly rare that some years pass without any incidents, experts suggest using nose clips when swimming in freshwater to reduce the risk of infection.

This definitely makes us think twice about hopping in any lakes for the rest of the summer!

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