Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Health Group Issues Warning Following Breakout of Norovirus

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Health Group Issues Warning Following Breakout of Norovirus

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A HEALTH warning has been issued following an outbreak of the norovirus.

A number of people have been hospitalised with the infection in Sunderland in the past few days and health bosses are urging friends and family of those diagnosed to stay away to avoid spreading the virus.

Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group said: "Noroviruses cause a very unpleasant but generally short-lived illness from which people will usually recover without treatment.

"The main symptom is vomiting, sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea, and some people may have a raised temperature and experience headaches and aching limbs.

"Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment and the illness just has to run its course.

"Thankfully, most people will make a full recovery within one to two days. Friends and family of those in hospital are asked to not visit patients in hospital until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours to avoid spreading infection."

It is estimated that norovirus affects between 600,000 and one million people in the United Kingdom every year. …

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