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NUH warn of increase in Norovirus cases across Nottinghamshire

There are concerns that there could be an increase in norovirus in the coming weeks. It’s important to know what to look out for.

Nottingham University Hospitals said:

‘If you have a dodgy tummy, it could be norovirus. It’s highly contagious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea.

‘It spreads quickly in public spaces, such as hospitals, schools and nursing homes.

‘People are being urged to wash their hands thoroughly, especially after using the toilet, being ill, and before preparing food and eating.

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The six main symptoms are:

• Vomiting
• Watery diarrhoea
• Feeling sick
• Aching arms and legs
• A high temperature
• A headache

Anyone with symptoms is advised to stay off work or school for at least 48 hours after symptoms have cleared, and to avoid visiting GP surgeries, hospitals and care homes.

If you are concerned, you can talk to your GP by phone or contact NHS 111.

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