As an infectious stomach virus sweeps across Texas, communities are grappling with an escalating health crisis. The severity of the outbreak has compelled numerous school districts to take the drastic measure of closing schools, in a bid to contain the spread of this aggressive illness.


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According to Dr. Muhammad Bilal Majeed, the symptoms of this virus are alarmingly acute. "Patients are experiencing severe gastrointestinal symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea," Dr. Majeed explains. These symptoms are not only uncomfortable but can lead to significant dehydration and nutrient loss, exacerbating the patient's condition.


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In light of this outbreak, Dr. Majeed advises taking proactive measures to mitigate the impact of the virus. "Taking a probiotic can help," he suggests. Probiotics, which are supplements containing beneficial bacteria, play a crucial role in maintaining gut health. 

"A probiotic is a good mix of healthy organisms that essentially replaces the disease-causing organisms in your body," 

Dr. Majeed adds, highlighting the importance of restoring the balance of gut bacteria disrupted by the virus.


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Moreover, Dr. Majeed emphasizes the need to support the body during this challenging time. "What you need to do is support your body in that time, and support means getting yourself well hydrated and getting yourself nutrition," he advises. Staying hydrated and maintaining nutritional intake are critical in combating the effects of the virus and aiding in recovery.

As Texas confronts this health emergency, the closure of schools reflects the seriousness of the situation.

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