Essex

Southend hospital asks public to help fight norovirus

An Essex hospital which dealt with a severe outbreak of the winter vomiting bug earlier this year has asked for the public's help.

Patients and staff at Southend University Hospital were still being affected by the norovirus up until May.

Managers have urged people to stay away from the hospital if they have an upset stomach.

Doctors said this was the peak season for the norovirus and they were trying to prevent an outbreak in the wards.

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