Two Hospitals in Swansea Close Wards Fearing Norovirus Outbreak
A report has revealed recently that the norovirus has again caused the closure of five wards in hospitals in Swansea. It is being said that the wards have been temporarily closed to new admissions as well as any visits by friends and parents of patients.
It has been found that the winter vomiting bug, which can occur at any age, has victimized patients in four wards in the Morriston hospital and one ward in Gorseinon Hospital. The health chiefs have, therefore, been urging patients’ relatives to keep themselves away from the hospitals so as to avoid further spread of the infection.
Fearing the same, Morriston hospital has also declared that four wards, including CDU West, Ward D, Ward E and Ward S, would remain shut for a short period. Also, Gorseinon Hospital has announced the closure of its East Ward.
Health experts have also suggested that those who have realized any kinds of symptoms related to the virus such as vomiting or diarrhoea in the past three days, they should not visit the hospitals. Also, they have been urging people to visit the hospitals only in case of any emergency and visit their GP in a case otherwise.
In addition, it is also being recommended by the health chiefs that in order to prevent the virus from victimizing other people in the city, some measures should be taken. These may include washing hands properly after and before visiting the wards or keeping surfaces clean. Also, avoiding sharing of towels and flannels would do a lot as well.
Dos and Don'ts message is being sent by the Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Tony Jewell, which reads, "The best advice for anyone suffering from sickness and diarrhoea is to rest and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and take paracetamol for any fever, aches or pains".
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