Outbreak of ‘Norovirus-Like’ Infection

14th November 2017

The entrance to Jersey’s General Hospital.

Jersey’s General Hospital is taking special measures to contain what is being described as a ‘norovirus-like’ infection.
So far, seven patients and five members of staff have been affected.
There’s been an increase in cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in three wards, with one being closed to admissions and visitors restricted.
The Health Department says the situation is being monitored closely – and their Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Dr Ivan Muscat urged islanders not to visit the hospital if they’ve experienced any similar symptoms, including diarrhoea, abdominal pain or fever.
He also reminded us: “The single most effective way to prevent the spread of this type of infection is with handwashing, using soap and water”.

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