NUH Appeal to Public to Help Stop Norovirus Spreading as Symptoms Increase in Community

Nottingham University Hospitals are appealing to the public to be vigilant to help prevent any possible spread of Norovirus, following an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in the community.

Nottingham University Hospitals said,

‘If you have friends and family in hospital and you think you might have Norovirus, please do not visit them until you’ve have been free of symptoms for 72 hours. This will help avoid spreading infection into our hospitals.

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‘The main symptom of Norovirus is vomiting, sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea. Some people may have a raised temperature and experience headaches and aching limbs.

‘Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment – the illness just has to be allowed to run its course. Most people will make a full recovery within one to two days.

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‘NUH say ‘Thank you for your co-operation – please also help us by sharing the message to anyone you know who might be affected by Norovirus.’