Visiting restricted as Norovirus spreads

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has announced its restricting visitor access following an increase in the Novovirus.

The infection is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhoea in the UK, affecting 600,000 to one million people every year.

Dr Ngozi Elumogo Director of Infection Prevention and control says "Norovirus is a highly infectious virus which is circulating in the community at this time.

Our inpatients are particularly vulnerable and to limit the spread within the hospital we are asking visitors to restrict their visiting to close family members and not to visit more than one ward or to bring in children aged under 12 years. "