On Jan. 24, 2013, ABC News reported that health officials confirmed that, a new strain of a stomach bug, which has spread around the globe, is reportedly taking over in the United States.
Caused by the new Sydney strain of notovirus, it has made as many as 140 people sick in the U.S. since September last year.
According to reports on Jan. 25, 2013, this strain is defined by scientists as different and it is expected to affect people differently by its gut-wrenching effects.
Reports have confirmed that this new strain is already making many people sick in Japan, Western Europe and many other parts of the world. The strain was initially identified in Australia last year and was named as Sydney strain.
According to reports released by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, this strain has led to over 60 percent of notovirus outbreaks in the U.S.
This virus was earlier known as Norwalk virus and is said to be very contagious and spreads quickly through a large group of people, primarily during winter season.