Norovirus strikes in Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham

Norovirus strikes in Good Hope Hospital, Birmingham

From the Mail:

A WARD at a Birmingham hospital has been shut to new patients and visitors after an outbreak of winter sickness bug norovirus.

Patients and staff on Ward 17 at Hospital, in Sutton Coldfield, have been put in isolation following an outbreak on Sunday. (read article here)

In the meantime the hospital has brought out the folowing press release on their website:

Due to Norovirus in the community,visiting is temporarily restricted to one named visitor for each patient per day.

Please contact the ward manager/ matron if your circumstances are exceptional. Any additional visiting will be granted at their discretion. Children are not permitted onto wards.

Please do not enter the hospital if you have suffered from diarrhoea, -like symptoms and / or vomiting in the last 48 hours, or have been in contact with anyone withthese symptoms.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Link to hospital webiste.

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About Norovirus

    Noroviruses are highly contagious and are transmitted via the faeces and vomit of infected people, either through direct contact or throught contaminated objects or via food and water. The incubation period is one to three days.



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