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Visits to patients restricted

PUBLISHED: 17:04 11 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:00 03 July 2010

VISITING restrictions are in place for two wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus.

People are being asked not to visit Gateley and Kimberley wards unless absolutely necessary.

VISITING restrictions are in place for two wards at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus.

People are being asked not to visit Gateley and Kimberley wards unless absolutely necessary. The visiting restriction will be reviewed later in the week.

The Norovirus stomach bug causes nausea and diarrhoea and is very easily spread from person to person. The spread of infection is easiest in places where group of people are in close proximity for reasonable amounts of time such as residential homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces.

The virus lasts around two days and no treatment is required, however, even after the symptoms have cleared up people may still carry the virus and infect others up to three days after their own symptoms have stopped.

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