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Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital hit by Winter Vomiting Bug

Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital hit by Winter Vomiting Bug

Update: Wednesday 7th January 2015

There are currently no areas affected by Norovirus within the Trust.

Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK and has a peak season during the winter months – roughly around October/November to March/April. It causes vomiting and diarrhoea, with symptoms lasting around one to two days, though the severity and duration of symptoms can vary between individuals. It is extremely infectious. There is no treatment, other than plenty of clear fluids to prevent dehydration.

Anyone developing these symptoms should stay at home, as visiting their GP or the hospital will just put others at risk of catching the infection.

For further information please contact the Infection Prevention Team (office hours Mon-Fri) 01902 307999 ext 5282. If you are planning to visit any of the affected wards above and wish to contact the ward prior to your journey please contact the hospital on 01902 307999.

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