Tag: Norovirus

Diarrhoea & Vomiting – Do not attend A & E, unless advised

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the last two to three days, several patients with vomiting and/or diarrhoea caused by Norovirus (previously called the winter vomiting virus) have attended the A & E department at Noble’s Hospital without being advised to do so. In most cases the attendance at A & E was not necessary. Vomiting and diarrhoea caused by […]

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Cases of Diarrhoea & Vomiting on the Rise

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting has shown an increase in the last two to three weeks. Most of these seem to be caused by a virus called the Norovirus (previously referred to as winter vomiting virus). The Public Health Directorate has prepared a leaflet and poster to raise awareness of the problem […]

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Outbreak of Viral Gastroenteritis – Temporary Closure of Ward 20, Noble’s Hospital

| March 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man News, 24 March 2010 – There has been an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis, most possibly caused by Norovirus.  This has affected seven patients and two members of staff on Ward 20 at Noble’s Hospital, Braddan.  The Ward has temporarily been closed to any new admissions. Advice to members of the public 1.      […]

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Update on recent outbreak of suspected Norovirus at Ramsey & District Cottage Hospital

| March 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man News, 8 March 2010 – Following the recent community outbreak of a diarrhoea and vomiting virus which affected staff and patients at Ramsey & District Cottage Hospital, the Department of Health and Social Security is pleased to announce that all beds closed due to the virus are now open. The hospital is […]

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Beware of Norovirus

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man News, 15 February 2010 – The Public Health Directorate of the Department of Health and Social Security is organising a campaign to raise awareness of Norovirus and to provide guidance on prevention / containment.  Norovirus outbreaks have led to the closure of a large number of hospital wards in the UK. A […]

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Norovirus Outbreak

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Isle of Man News, 15 February 2010 – The Public Health Directorate has been notified of an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting; clinically the description seems to suggest that the most likely cause is Norovirus (Winter Vomiting Virus).  The outbreak has affected two wards within Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, several staff and patients have […]

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