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La Crosse health experts warning of nasty stomach bug spreading



Flu numbers haven’t seen their peak yet but Norovirus is on the rise.

The stomach illness, that lasts from one to four days, features symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea and usually has people thinking the worst.

Erin Passe with Mayo Health System in Holmen says the biggest symptom to watch out for is dehydration, especially if you have had a hard time keeping anything down for about four days.

At that time it’s probably time to be checked out.

Symptoms usually come on within 12-24 hours after being exposed. Passe says it’s easy to catch, as it’s an airborne virus.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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