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NOROVIRUS OUTBREAK CONFIRMED AT ST MARY’S HOSPITAL


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.

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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)
  • diarrhoea
  • 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/.

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Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

I remember the days when one used to go to hospital to get better.

I guess the cleaner is too busy trying to raise the star rating on the café. Hope they use a different mop, and not the ones that swab the W’C floors.

West Wighter
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West Wighter

You never did get better did you !!
Muppet.

Clare
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Clare

More bad cleeners.

Penny
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Penny

Personal hygiene.. folk don’t all wash their hands after going to the loo.
Should nurses really be wearing their uniforms home and back to work again … it goes on and on!

Migs
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Migs

Neither do many sanitize their hands with the free gel provided at the Hospital entrances.

Classified
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Norovirus is caused by direct contact with human poo

Foggy
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Foggy

The “” hospital”” is like a over crowded community centre, people still smoking outside, popping in for a coffee etc

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