|Patients are advised to drink lots of water and eat easily-digestible food|
Dr Kishore said: "It is extremely important that people with the bug stay away from hospital wards, schools and care homes to help prevent the spread of the virus. It is best to stay at home".
What is winter vomiting disease?
- Winter vomiting disease is caused by the small round structured virus (SRSV), also known as the Norwalk-like virus or Norovirus.
- Norovirus lives in the gut and is passed from person to person by poor hygiene after using the bathroom - not washing hands properly after using the toilet and then touching toilet handles, seats, door handles and so on.
- It can also be spread when someone vomits and small aerosols containing the virus enter the air.