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Southampton General Hospital asks visitors with sick bugs to steer clear
10:22am Friday 20th December 2013 in News
DOCTORS have warned people suffering with sickness bugs to stay at home and avoid spreading the infection.
Several wards at Southampton General Hospital were shut earlier this year after an outbreak of norovirus.
Now Dr Zaid Hirmiz, NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissing Group’s clinical lead for unscheduled care, has some advice for people suffering with sickness and diarrhoea.
He said: “We’re reiterating our advice asking people to do the right thing and keep themselves away from hospital and healthcare settings.
“This will make a significant difference in keeping the infection under control.”
Dr Sarah Schofield, clinical chair of NHS West Hampshire CCG, said: “Most people can self-manage the symptoms at home without any medical intervention, but if symptoms persist for more than a few days, please do contact your GP for advice.”
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