Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the new strain spread rapidly from last September to December. The symptoms are severe nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Doctors say most people who seek medical attention are dehydrated from the loss of fluids. Doctors say if you're feeling sick don't prepare any food and try to stay away from family members, "it spreads like wildfire through families," said Dr. Richard Dudrak, the Medical Director at an Urgent Care center, "so when somebody starts to get it start the hand washing, don't share any plates or cups with them, and just really do all you can not to transmit it back and forth."
There isn't a vaccine for the stomach virus. Doctors say the best way to protect yourself is to wash your hands and avoid touching your face because doing so can spread germs.