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7:01am 26th November 2011

A Norovirus warning goes out to Cornwall.

Health bosses say they are preparing for an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

That means extra pressure on hospital beds and staff.

Lisa Johnson is in charge of infection control in the Duchy and says, "We've got contingency measures in place to ensure that the staffing levels are correct. We would encourage people not to come back to work too soon. That would be the same in any setting. If you're off sick with these type of symptoms, you really shouldn't go back to work until you've been recovered fully for two days at least.

What you can do to help stop the spread of infection:
 

  • Do not visit health care settings if you, or someone you have been in contact with, has had diarrhoea and/or vomiting, until 48 hours after symptoms have ceased. There is a real risk that you could introduce the infection into the area.
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before preparing food. Alcohol gel is not effective against Norovirus.
  • If you are concerned about the health of the person you are visiting, please speak to a member of staff.
  • Do not handle or prepare food for other people until you have been symptom free for a minimum of 48 hours.

 

7:01am 26th November 2011

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