KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

What's Going Around - Stomach Virus

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

This isn't the news we want to report as we head into thanksgiving.

But we do want to give you a heads up about a nasty stomach virus that's making the rounds this week in both kids and adults.

Here's what we know, from the folks with EmergiCare of Colorado Springs. Take a look at the symptoms of gastroenteritis.

You’ll notice nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, watery diarrhea , muscle aches, headache and sometimes low grade fever.

But here's when to seek medical attention: if you notice any symptoms of dehydration (like thirst or little to no urine production), if you feel weak and dizzy or light-headed, if your fever gets high, or you have abdominal swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms, it's time to be seen.

According to the doctors at EmergiCare, the symptoms usually last up to 48-hours, but they can go on for ten days.

So here's the key, especially as everyone heads to grandma's. You've got to wash your hands, so you're spreading holiday cheer and not the stomach virus.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 180186681