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WALES'S Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey is asking people to follow simple steps if they have symptoms of a sickness bug.
Following a number of isolated incidents on wards across Wales, Dr Hussey is urging people to use common sense.
"The sickness and diarrhoea bug, which can be caused by norovirus in some patients, normally lasts between 24 and 60 hours, though symptoms tend to ease after two days," she said.
"People can, in most cases, self-medicate. Take paracetamol to relieve symptoms of any fever and aches, and drink plenty of water to replace the fluids lost through diarrhoea and vomiting. This prevents dehydration.
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"Also, wash your hands, don't share towels and flannels and if you think it's the seasonal bug, don't go to the doctor because it is contagious."