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PUBLISHED: 17:21 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 12:56 03 July 2010

VISITING restrictions to one ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been introduced following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus but they are also being lifted for a second ward.

VISITING restrictions to one ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been introduced following cases of a seasonal vomiting virus but they are also being lifted for a second ward.

People are being asked not to visit Kimberley ward unless absolutely necessary. The visiting restriction will be reviewed later in the week. The visiting restriction introduced last week for Heydon ward will be lifted from tomorrow (Thursday).

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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