Norovirus, UK’s most common winter bug, causing diarrhoea and vomiting, has hit Nottingham filling two wards of Queen’s Mary College Hospital with patients.
“We currently have two wards who have reported outbreaks of Norovirus: C52 and D10 at QMC.”
“City Hospital have no official live reports of Norovirus,” said Amelia Wareing, the Communications Project Manager, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, sharing the latest update on the disease till December 10.
The highly contagious disease, which usually lasts for 72 hours, show symptoms like, fever, vomiting, headache and body ache.
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Doctors of Nottingham are advising people affected by norovirus to stay at home to prevent transmission of the infectious disease.
“To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of fluids. In fact more than your regular intake since you need to replace the fluid loss due to vomiting and diarrhoea.”
“Take rest, maintain hygiene and have paracetamol for pains and fever,” said Dr Kaur of the Radford Health Centre, Nottingham.
“Antibiotics will not help much since it is a viral disease,” he added.
Charlie Wolfe, a student of Nottingham Trent University, who recently contracted the virus from her mother said that she had suffered for five days from it.
“It was one the worst cold viruses that I have ever got in my life.
“I was very tired and I was not eating like I normally do. So, I tried to be careful and I didn’t go out because I didn’t want others to get the disease,” said Charlie.
She shared her experience in an interview: