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Wards affected by vomiting virus

Two wards at a hospital in Norfolk have been affected by the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn said it has closed Elm ward to new admissions because eight patients are affected by diarrhoea and vomiting.

Two six-bed bays on Marham ward, a 33-bed respiratory ward, have been closed, with two patients showing symptoms.

All other wards are functioning as normal, a spokesman said. Visiting affected wards is still permitted.

The hospital said visitors should follow hygiene instructions given by staff, and if they experience diarrhoea and vomiting, should stay away for at least 48 hours after symptoms disappear.



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