Winter vomiting bug hits Britain

Britain is in the grip of a winter vomiting outbreak which has already seen many thousands fall victim to the debilitating virus.

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Norovirus vomiting bug shuts hospital wards

  • Sheffields Northern General Hospital has closed four wards and is advising visitors to stay away.
  • It confirmed it was aware of four members of staff off-sick with the virus.
  • Warwick Hospital also confirmed six wards were affected - although not all were closed - and said that three nurses had the illness. It has banned visits to the six wards.
  • Other hospitals which have outbreaks include Solihull in the West Midlands, East Surrey Hospital, Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare, and Hinchingbrooke in Cambridgeshire.

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