Health chiefs' virus alert
HEALTH chiefs have issued advice to stop spreading Norovirus over the coming months — otherwise known as the winter vomiting disease.
The advice comes as three wards at Morriston Hospital have been closed because of a sick bug — although doctors are awaiting test results to find out if those have been caused by Norovirus.
Visitors and new admissions have been temporarily suspended from wards, Dan Danino and Ward S, because some staff and patients had been experiencing sickness and diarrhoea.
However, last night the Cyril Evans ward had reopened.
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Norovirus also causes stomach upsets, including sickness and/or diarrhoea.
Managers at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board have issued the advice in an attempt to protect patients in hospital, as when cases of Norovirus are suspected or diagnosed, hospitals sometimes have to stop admitting patients and visitors into wards.
Nicola Williams, assistant director of nursing at ABM Health Board, said: "We can all help reduce the spread of the sickness and/or diarrhoea bug by remembering to wash our hands thoroughly after going to the toilet and before handling food.
"Also, it is very important if you, or a member of your family, have sickness and/or diarrhoea you stay at home for at least 48 hours from the last time you were sick."