Norovirus closes wards in Notts and Derby hospitals

Image caption The bug causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea

Wards at hospitals in Nottinghamshire and Derby have been closed to new admissions after outbreaks of the sickness bug norovirus.

Four wards at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital have been affected after 40 patients came down with the virus.

About 130 patients at Royal Derby Hospital have the bug, with 35 staff members also affected.

There have been two confirmed cases at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.

One ward has been closed to new admissions at the King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield because of the vomiting bug.

Staff at all the affected hospitals have urged anyone who thinks they may have the bug - which causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea - to stay at home and telephone their GP or NHS Direct for advice.

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