Page last updated at 08:26 GMT, Thursday, 21 January 2010

Norovirus confirmed at hospital

The winter vomiting bug Norovirus has broken out at Poole Hospital.

Seven wards are closed to new admissions due to the bug and staff have advised people to check visiting times.

A spokesman said patients should attend for outpatient appointments and tests as normal unless they have had the sickness bug in the past three days.

No one should visit the hospital if they have had any sickness or diarrhoea symptoms in the last 72 hours.

Denise Richards, infection control matron, said: "Members of the public should be aware that Norovirus is circulating in the community and they should be alert to the symptoms.

"Certainly if anyone has had any diarrhoea or sickness they should not visit the hospital until they have been clear of these symptoms for three days."



Print Sponsor


RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific