If there’s one thing I love it’s the word vomit. A useful word to describe dislike or disgust with something, I try to incorporate this word into daily use. You can imagine my delight/trepidation when seeing the following headline:
Winter vomiting alert: New strain of norovirus on the rise!
Even better is the graphic CBS News uses to illustrate this really fun virus:
This awesome vomit virus (officially named GII.4 Sydney) originated in Australia and has been spreading fast. If you couldn’t tell from the picture it has a reputation for inducing projectile vomiting in affected people. The CDC says this strain has caused outbreaks in multiple countries and is responsible for over 140 outbreaks in the US.
I don’t know about you, but as a self proclaimed hypochondriac, I certainly feel vaguely nauseous just reading these articles. I also ride public transportation frequently and touch probably hundreds of shared surfaces throughout the day so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that this hurling virus is lurking inside me waiting to erupt.
Stay disinfected everyone!
-The sometimes updated PlagueGirl