Norwalk Virus Not Confined to Cruise Ships The Norwalk virus -- now famous for making cruise passengers ill -- is affecting people across the country. Boston reports 17 new cases, triple the number in years past. It's not fatal, but it often leads to 48 hours of the worst flu-like symptoms one can experience. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Anita Barry of the Boston Public Health Commission.

Norwalk Virus Not Confined to Cruise Ships

Norwalk Virus Not Confined to Cruise Ships

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The Norwalk virus — now famous for making cruise passengers ill — is affecting people across the country. Boston reports 17 new cases, triple the number in years past. It's not fatal, but it often leads to 48 hours of the worst flu-like symptoms one can experience. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Dr. Anita Barry of the Boston Public Health Commission.