Visitors urged to stay away from Princess Royal University Hospital due to norovirus

PUBLISHED: 14:15 07 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:15 07 March 2013

Friends and relatives are being urged to keep away from Princess Royal University Hospital due to a high number of patients suffering from norovirus.

Visitors should only visit patients if it’s essential, according to the South London Hospital NHS Trust to prevent the virus spreading.

Those suffering with symptoms such as diarrhoea and vomiting over the past three days are urged not to visit the hospital even as a patient, and should instead contact their GP and drink plenty of fluids.

Other symptoms of norovirus, which can last up to 60 hours, include nausea, a fever, stomach cramps and aching limbs.

There is no specific treatment, but to reduce the spread of the virus people should stay off work for 48 hours after symptoms have stopped and parents are advised to keep affected children away from school.

For more information, visit the Health Protection Agency’s website at

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