HSE urges those with winter vomiting bug to contact GP

HSE urges those with winter vomiting bug to contact GP

The HSE is urging anyone with symptoms of the winter vomiting bug to phone their GP or pharmacist before going to any healthcare facility.

The body said that it is experiencing an increase in the levels of Norovirus this year.

The HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre said that the virus can be a serious problem in hospitals and residential facilities where it can lead to ward closures and postponed operations.

Anyone with vomiting or diarrhoea is being urged to seek advice over the phone and to only attend a local emergency department if directed to do so.


More in this Section

Legal loophole for 70,000 drivers disqualified since 2012Legal loophole for 70,000 drivers disqualified since 2012

23-year-old man arrested following armed robbery in Cork city23-year-old man arrested following armed robbery in Cork city

Shooting the darkness: The Troubles in picturesShooting the darkness: The Troubles in pictures

Gardaí believe boy (16) was returning home from house party when struck by vehicleGardaí believe boy (16) was returning home from house party when struck by vehicle


Lifestyle

Louis Mulcahy reads in Cork this weekend for the Winter Warmer fest, writes Colette Sheridan.Wheel turns from pottery to poetry

ACCLAIMED filmmaker Damian O’Callaghan is well used to creating cinematic magic on screen.Wedding of the Week: Filmmaker Damian meets his real-life leading lady

From age 6, I was on stage. I started with school plays but it never occurred to me that it would become my job.This much I know with writer and performer Joanne Ryan

I’m 30 and have been with my boyfriend for nearly two years.Sex Advice with Suzi Godson: I can't help him to climax...

More From The Irish Examiner