Stomach virus in Heredia, Costa Rica

Sep 10th, 2007, 12:55 PM
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Stomach virus in Heredia, Costa Rica

I had posted a few days ago about stomach problems my visiting student son was having. Thanks for all the helpful replies. I promised that I would update everyone about the outcome, so here goes.

The doctor he saw was very helpful, but he got worse over a span of 5 days. The doctor says there is a stomach virus going around Heredia, so it is affecting the general population. He is staying with a family, and several of the members are sick also. I would say be careful if you are in that area, I don't know my geography there that well, but it seems in fairly close proximity to San Jose. I am still trying to get the food precautions she gave him, but bottled water would seem to be in order, at least.

If I get more info, I will pass it along.

danocross is offline  
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:47 PM
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If it's a virus going around, than it's not caused by the food, right?
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Sep 11th, 2007, 04:00 AM
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If your son has a virus, that's spread person to person, not via food and water, isn't it? I would think any food or water issue would be bacteria related, not viral. Still not fun for your son, but it should pass. Hope he is feeling better soon!
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Sep 11th, 2007, 07:47 AM
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Norovirus is spread by poor hygiene and often food is contaminated from unwashed hands.
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