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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 1972 Virus may be causing intestinal flu New York Times Service WASHINGTON Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have photographed and particles tr.ey believe are viruses that cauie the so- called intestinal flu. Their achievement climaxes a medical detective story that in Ohio, in v.ith an outbreak of this common ar.d acuteiy uncomfor- j'.e a K-U> hour ordeal of nausea, vomi- tina and sometimes diarrhea abdominal crarnpf. Material capable of trans- mitting the infection was ob- tained from victim.-, of that outbreak. Tr.e active sub-tance appear- ed to be a virus because iU v-'as not lost v.'hen the liquid containing it '-vas pass- ed through a filter too fine for bacteria. But research workers could rxrither identify the specific cause of infection nor grw it in the laboratory. Now Ihe research team at the National Institute of Aller- ar.d Infectious Diseases has isolated particles and taken their picture through the elec- tron microscope. They have circumstantial evidence that what they have seen Ls a virus and that it does cause the illness. Tne medical name for the malady Is acute infectious non- batr.erial gastroenteritis. Doc- tors often tell their patients sim- piv that "it's the bug that's SIMPSONS Sears O FOR SEASON Rocket Ski Set THE ESAUTIFUt BERN If IA AT: APPLIANCE TV CENTRE FC'-! HCME DEMOHSTRATIOM going areiijM." Although n'X C'jr. dangerotii illness, i common tahle. Jn a KJ-ycnr s'jj'iy