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Norovirus

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Norovirus, better known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages.

The virus, which is highly cious, causes vomiting and diarrhoea. As there is no specific cure, you have to let it run its course, but it should not last more than a couple of days. If you get norovirus, make sure you drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and practise good hygiene to help prevent it from spreading.

Norovirus: Young Families

This short film shows what happens when a mother, worried about her young child who has been sick, takes him to her local hospital to seek treatment as her first point of contact for help. He is relatively lively and doesn’t mind who shares his infection.

Film courtesy of NHS B&NES/RUH

Norovirus: Hospital Visitors

This film looks at the impact of norovirus in hospitals and healthcare settings through the eyes of a hospital patient and his visitor. When John, despite suffering D&V feels he must visit a friend in hospital, it’s not just a book he takes as a gift to the ward.

Film courtesy of NHS B&NES/RUH  

Norovirus: Overall information

This film gives over information about Norovirus.

Film courtesy of NHS Choices