Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Hi there.
My name is Norovirus
I'm a caliciviridea family virus.
I used to be called Norfolk virus, after visiting the city of Norfolk.

I cause gastroenteritis.
I make people nauseous and sick.

I am passed feaco-orally.
I am also carried in food, especially seafood like oysters.
I am busiest during the winter.
I love places like schools, nursing homes and hospitals.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Influenza: 2009 'Swine' Flu

Hi, I'm Swine.
Or pig flu.

Or H1N1 Flu.

I'm an H1N1 Type A Influenza virus.

I was first found in humans in Mexico

I started in April.

I am in almost every country now.

I can pass between people.

I am in the news all the time now.

I'm very famous.