Norovirus outbreak closes Altnagelvin Hospital ward

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSearch for missing teenager resumes on Lough SwillyNext articleFormer Mayor tries to save ‘Farmers’ Market’ in Donegal Town News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – July 23, 2011 center_img Norovirus outbreak closes Altnagelvin Hospital ward A ward at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry has been closed to new admissions because of an outbreak of  Norovirus.Ward 42 has been temporarily closed as a result of the bug, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.The Western trust has urged anyone who is unwell not to visit the hospital. It has also issued guidelines to visitors surrounding hygiene.It is the second outbreak of the Norovirus in a month at the hospital. In June, Ward 20 was closed.The main symptoms of the Norovirus infection are sudden nausea, stomach ache followed by severe “projectile” vomiting and / or diarrhoea.Symptoms usually begin between 12 and 48 hours after a person becomes infected. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more