Vomiting bug closes wards to visitors

DUE to the spread of Norovirus, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital remains closed to those wanting to visit patients on wards. The restriction will be reviewed again later this week and any updates will be communicated via the media.

DUE to the spread of Norovirus, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital remains closed to those wanting to visit patients on wards.

The restriction will be reviewed again later this week and any updates will be communicated via the media. Until then the hospital is asking visitors not to go in unless absolutely necessary.

All patients (unless affected by Norovirus) should still attend their hospital appointments.

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.