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Hospital bans candy, decorations to stop winter vomiting virus
13 Dec 2007
The BBC is reporting: Christmas decorations have been banned from a hospital in Norfolk in an effort to halt the spread of the Norovirus winter vomiting bug.
The BBC is reporting: Christmas decorations have been banned from a hospital in Norfolk in an effort to halt the spread of the Norovirus winter vomiting bug.

A total of 109 patients and 95 staff at the hospital have had the diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms of Norovirus since the outbreak began last month. Seventeen patients and two staff are still affected. Families and friends of in-patients at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), King’s Lynn, are also asked to stay away unless their visits are essential. The restrictions on visitors and decorations were brought in on the advice of infection control experts. They aim to control the ways in which the highly infectious bug is transmitted. “But if we are to prevent the winter vomiting bug from spreading further we have to take a very tough line for the sake of our patients and their families,” a hospital spokesman said.

By Gene Koprowski, Editor-in-Chief
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