MORE advice has been issued for people who are suffering the symptoms of norovirus.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) has issued the advice along with a warning to remain at home and not to attend hospital.

Although there is no specific treatment for norovirus people can take paracetamol as per instructions and should drink plenty of fluids - norovirus will normally clear within a couple of days.

Anyone who has had norovirus in the last 48 hours should not visit patients at any hospital until they have been feeling well and symptom free for at least two days.

WUTH say this is 'vital' to promote the safety of vulnerable patients and avoid the spread in hospital.

To protect patients from the spread of norovirus, all visitors must wash their hands with the soap and water when entering or leaving wards and departments.

They must not visit patients if they feel unwell themselves.

The symptoms of norovirus:

  • A raised temperature (38C or above)
  • Headaches
  • Painful stomach cramps
  • Aching limbs
  • feeling sick (nausea)
  • diarrhoea
  • being sick (vomiting)

Paul Moore, acting chief nurse at Wirral University Teaching Hospital, said: “Anyone who has symptoms of Norovirus is asked to please remain at home until they have been clear of symptoms of the virus for 48 hours.

“For those who require medical advice where it is not an emergency, they can call NHS 111 at any time of the day.

“To protect our patients, we are also asking visitors to help prevent norovirus being brought into our hospitals from the community.

"We are asking them not to visit until they have been free of Norovirus symptoms for 48 hours.

“We would like to thank members of the public for their assistance at this time.”

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