Norovirus is currently affecting patients on a ward at St Mary’s Hospital, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has confirmed.
There are currently a small number of cases on one of the hospital’s wards, which has not been named.
Norovirus, also called the winter vomiting bug, is a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea. It can be very unpleasant but usually goes away in about 2 days.
Islanders who have experienced illness recently are being asked not to visit patients at the hospital.
Check if you have norovirus
The main symptoms of norovirus are:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting)
You may also have:
- a high temperature of 38C or above
- a headache
- aching arms and legs
The symptoms start suddenly within 1 to 2 days of being infected.
For more information about norovirus and how to treat it at home visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/.