Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.More >>
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his...More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:54 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:54:04 GMT
MISSOURI CITY, TX (KPRC/NBC) - A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's. Erica Nigrelli,More >>
A Texas high school teacher's heart wasn't beating when she delivered her baby, but three of her co-workers are credited with saving her life and her newborn's.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:24 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:24:26 GMT
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect. Authorities tells 14 News the suspect, Jason Perry is in the GibsonMore >>
Those who knew the victim of a deadly shooting in Princeton speak out to 14 News about the struggles they say she had with the suspect.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:21 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:21:05 GMT
Law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended withMore >>
law enforcement from Indiana and Kentucky were in the 14 News Interactive Center Tuesday night answering your calls and taking any tips to help catch those most wanted. Some of the cases we've featured have ended with suspects in custody.More >>
INDIANAPOLIS (WFIE) -
Winter is the season for influenza, and as the flu season continues, State health officials want to remind Hoosiers this is also norovirus or "stomach flu" season. Norovirus is not actually influenza, however, both may be prevented by taking measures to protect yourself.
This season, health officials are reporting that a new strain of norovirus has appeared. This new strain, called GII.4 Sydney, originated in Australia and has been detected throughout Europe and the United States. This strain is overtaking others to become the dominant strain in areas where it has been found. Most people will be susceptible to this new strain; however, it does not carry worse symptoms than others.
Health officials confirm the new GII.4 Sydney strain of norovirus has reached Indiana and say they will continue to investigate outbreaks and monitor disease activity.
"With so much discussion regarding this flu season, it is important for Hoosiers to understand there is a difference between influenza and what is commonly called the stomach flu," said State Health Commissioner William VanNess II, M.D. "Knowing the difference can help prevent both illnesses."
Norovirus infection, also known as viral gastroenteritis, is not the flu at all but a viral infection of the intestinal tract. It is spread through eating or drinking contaminated food or drink or by close contact with an infected person.
Norovirus is more common in the late fall through winter, but infections and outbreaks can occur any time of year. This virus is very contagious and easily spread by infected people, contaminated food or drinks or touching contaminated surfaces. Norovirus can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Symptoms occur about 24 to 48 hours after exposure and include sudden onset of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and body aches. Most people recover fully within one to two days without complications.
"Flu shots do not protect against norovirus," said Dr. VanNess. "However norovirus prevention is similar to flu prevention in the need to frequently wash hands, disinfect contaminated surfaces, wash soiled clothing and avoid preparing food if you're not feeling well."
Influenza, by contrast, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract. It is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected persons or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Infection can occur when influenza viruses contact the eyes, mouth or nose, and possibly through inhaling droplets from a sneeze or cough. Sometimes people may become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza viruses and then touching their eyes, mouth or nose.
Signs and symptoms of norovirus ("Stomach Flu") versus Influenza (Flu):
Norovirus ("Stomach Flu")
fever (usually slight)
fever 101 degrees Fahrenheit or greater
For more information about norovirus or influenza, visit the Indiana State Department of Health at www.StateHealth.in.gov.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:00:02 GMT
An Evansville Police Officer was injured while trying to arrest a fleeing drug dealer on Tuesday afternoon. Police stopped an SUV after the driver committed several traffic violations. Officers pulledMore >>
Police stop an SUV on the north side of Bayard Park. The result: an officer injured, a chase with a suspect, and three men arrested on a variety of charges.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:29:04 GMT
For months, concerns had been raised about the welfare of Lucas Webb. Born Jan. 3, 2008, Lucas knew much pain and suffering in his four short years. More >>
State records released Monday show how Missouri social workers failed to adequately pursue allegations of abuse involving a preschooler. Lucas Webb, 4, would die five days after the state closed the abuse investigation.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:06:34 GMT
Gibson Co. dispatch confirms a report of shots fired in the area of Los Aztecas on W. Broadway in Princeton. According to our media partner, the Princeton Daily Clarion, shooting suspect fled the sceneMore >>
Princeton Police Chief W.W. George tells 14 News the suspect, believed to be her boyfriend, shot the woman as she and her 13-year-old son were walking in the Los Aztecas parking lotMore >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:46:43 GMT
We are excited to announce you'll now be able to watch all of our newscasts, and severe and breaking news on your iPhone or iPad (It may work on some Android phones, too, but you may need to wait for anMore >>
We should be on the air (minus commercials) from 4:30-7:00 AM; from 11:00-12:00 AM; from 4-5:30 PM; from 6:00-6:30 PM; and from 10:00-10:30 PM. Plus anytime we are on the air for breaking news or weather, we'll be broadcasting live on your phoneMore >>