Norovirus most common stomach flu for children

March 21, 2013 9:08:23 PM PDT
Norovirus is now the leading cause of stomach flu among young children.

A new study reveals that Norovirus was responsible for nearly one million pediatric medical care visits for 2009 and 2010 in the United States.

Doctors say one in 278 children will be hospitalized with the illness by the time they turn five. The infection can result in dehydration, intense vomiting and diarrhea.

The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.