Sickness bug - hospital’s plea

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BOSSES at Rotherham Hospital are continuing to battle the spread of the norovirus winter vomiting bug.

Doctors have asked that anyone with symptoms of the extremely contagious disease - which include diarrhoea and vomiting - does not visit the hospital’s accident and emergency department.

A spokesman said: “Although it can be very unpleasant, the illness is generally short-lived and most people make a full recovery within one to two days. If you think you may be affected by norovirus, stay at home and use the symptom checker on the NHS Direct website.”

For information on the disease log-on to www.nhs.uk/nhsdirect or call 0845 4647.