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Outbreak Of Norovirus At South Tipperary Hospital

South Tipp General Hospital

South Tipperary General hospital, Clonmel Co. Tipperary remained closed to non essential visitors yesterday, following a confirmed outbreak of Norovirus throughout the wards.

Management at the facility are advising anyone who has been affected by vomiting and / or diarrhoea, not to visit hospital until they have been free of all symptoms for at least 48 hours.

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, affecting people of all ages. The most common symptoms are:- Diarrhea, Vomiting, Nausea and Stomach pain.

People can protect themselves and others from the virus by :- Hand washing often; rinsing fruit and vegetables; cooking shellfish thoroughly; remaining at home when diagnosed and for a minimum of two days after their symptoms cease. Do avoid preparing food for other people if affected.

All infection control measures are in place at the Clonmel medical facility and we understand every effort is being made to contain the spread of this virus.

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