The norovirus is currently affecting patients in a ward of St Mary’s Hospital, confirmed the NHS Trust of the Isle of Wight.
There are currently a small number of cases in one of the hospital rooms, which has not been named.
Norovirus, also called winter vomiting virus, is a stomach virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. It can be very unpleasant, but it usually disappears in about 2 days.
Islanders who have recently experienced illnesses are asked not to visit patients in the hospital.
Check if you have norovirus
The main symptoms of norovirus are:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting)
You can also have:
- a high temperature of 38C or more
- A headache
- arm and leg pain
Symptoms begin suddenly within 1 to 2 days of being infected.
For more information about norovirus and how to treat it at home, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/norovirus/.