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Gastroenteritis: Virus That Kobe Bryant Will Battle With In Game 6

If you have not already heard, Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant is expected to play Game 6 against the Denver Nuggets Thursday night in almost a must-win situation for the club even though Bryant is battling a virus called gastroenteritis which has kept him bed-ridden for the past day and has also caused Bryant to miss pre-game shootaround with the team Thursday afternoon.

Gastroenteritis is a big term for those of you who do not know much about diseases or biology or anything to that nature. Luckily, I have come to your rescue to provide you a little insight on what this infection is.

Gastroenteritis is caused by a norovirus which is the leading cause of gastroenteritis and the leading cause of food borne outbreaks in the United States. There are about 21 million cases of gastroenteritis per year in the country and it all starts with a norovirus. The symptoms usually include vomiting, cramps and diarrhea.

Usually this infection leaves you feeling like you just got hit by an 18-wheeler. The symptoms last anywhere from 24-48 hours and for all we know Bryant may still be suffering from gastroenteritis as I am writing this helpful information. Usually eating someone’s emissions is the only way to get this disease. Bryant must have had some bad meat or something for him to get this.

There are really only a few steps for Bryant to take in order to get rid of gastroenteritis. First, he should be washing his hands to get rid of all the germs. Then make sure he did not come in contact with anyone for an elongated period of time. Make sure he closes the lid of the toilet seat and flushes as well as making sure he changes rooms if he’s up in a hotel. The last thing Bryant needs is to be out for more time.

Hopefully, Bryant is feeling better. I would not want to wish anyone to get gastroenteritis. The details are grimy and the process is even grimier. Let’s see how he fares Thursday night with the disease.