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Norovirus plea from DHSC

"Stay away from hospital"

Health bosses are appealing to the public to stay away from Noble’s Hospital if they or their family have caught the winter vomiting virus.

The Department of Health and Social Care says it’s had a number of cases of norovirus at the hospital and is worried about the possibility of outbreaks on wards.

It says if you or a member of your family have been showing symptoms such as diarrhoea or vomiting in the past two days, you should stay away.

Norovirus is highly infectious and unpleasant, but symptoms usually only last around two to three days.

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