Symptoms of evil bug sweeping UK after hundreds struck down

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Cases of a nasty sickness bug are on the rise across the UK – sparking an urgent warning from top doctors.Nearly 400 patients have been struck down by norovirus in the last fortnight as cases have surged by 20%.
There are concerns that this week’s freezing cold weather could lead to even more cases.
Norovirus is also known as the winter vomiting bug and can be nasty for those who experience it.
Cases also increase pressure on hospitals having to care for higher patient numbers.
If people are feeling unwell, they should be aware of symptoms which might signal they have norovirus.
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The main symptoms of norovirus are: feeling sick (nausea) diarrhoea being sick (vomiting) You may also have: a high temperature a headache aching arms and legs The NHS says of the illness: “Norovirus, also called the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea.
It can be very unpleasant, but usually goes away in about two days.
“You can usually treat yourself or your child at home.
The most important thing is to rest and have lots of fluids to avoid dehydration.
“You will usually start to feel better in two to three days.” Amy Douglas, of the UK Health Security Agency, said: “The latest data shows that norovirus cases were nearly 50 per cent higher than average for this point in the season.
“We have also been seeing higher levels of other gastrointestinal infections, such as shiga toxin-producing E.coli.
If you have got diarrhoea and vomiting, you can take steps to avoid passing the infection on.
“Do not return to work, school or nursery until 48 hours after your symptoms have stopped and don’t prepare food for others in that time either.
If you are unwell, avoid visiting people in hospitals and care homes to prevent passing on the infection in these vulnerable settings.”

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