A bout of norovirus equals a few unpleasant days in the bathroom for most, but it may trigger Crohn’s disease in an unlucky few. Photo: Shutterstock
A bout of norovirus equals a few unpleasant days in the bathroom for most, but it may trigger Crohn’s disease in an unlucky few. Photo: Shutterstock
Wellness

Can a stomach bug cause long-term disease? From MS to cancer, new studies suggest the hidden danger of common infections

  • Research links common bugs to Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and more. But it depends on genetics, and studies are being carried out to find out more
  • Scientists think long-term illnesses may be caused by an overreaction of some people’s immune system to certain bugs. Young women may be at a heightened risk

A bout of norovirus equals a few unpleasant days in the bathroom for most, but it may trigger Crohn’s disease in an unlucky few. Photo: Shutterstock
A bout of norovirus equals a few unpleasant days in the bathroom for most, but it may trigger Crohn’s disease in an unlucky few. Photo: Shutterstock
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