Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK.
The virus is highly contagious. It can affect people of all ages and causes vomiting and diarrhoea.
There’s no specific cure for norovirus, so you have to let it run its course. It’s usually mild and shouldn’t last more than a couple of days.
The period from when you’re infected to when you start to show symptoms (the incubation period) usually lasts between 12 and 48 hours. You may be infectious to other people during this time.
Although having norovirus can be unpleasant, it’s not usually dangerous and most people make a full recovery within a couple of days without having to see their GP.
If you or your family are experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea, please do not come to the Surgery. Please call us and we will give you advice.News Archive