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Don't go to hospital with vomiting and diarrhoea (norovirus symptoms)

Date: 02 January 2014

Norovirus infection is widespread in the community. The virus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

Symptoms usually last for between 24 and 48 hours and most people do recover very quickly. If you have symptoms, it is best to stay at home, rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you are still unwell after 4 or 5 days, you should speak to your GP or call the NHS helpline 111.

Everyone can help to reduce the spread of norovirus. If you have symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting, please stay at home until you feel completely better.

Please do not visit anyone in hospital until 48 hours after your symptoms are over. If you have symptoms and you are due to come to go to hospital for an outpatient appointment or a routine admission, please call the telephone number on your clinic or admission letter, and staff will advise you on what to do.

  • Summary:

    Norovirus infection is widespread in the community. The virus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

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