Norovirus outbreak nationwide

Three quarters of a million people in the UK could be affected by an outbreak of norovirus this winter according to the Health Protection Agency.

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What to do if you think you have norovirus

If you have norovirus, the following steps should help ease your symptoms:

  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Take paracetamol for any fever or aches and pains
  • If you feel like eating, eat foods that are easy to digest.
  • Stay at home and don't go to the doctor, because norovirus is contagious and there is nothing the doctor can do while you have it.
  • BUT, do contact your GP to seek advice if your symptoms last longer than a few days or if you already have a serious illness.

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