Jersey's Hospital reports drop in norovirus cases

A drop in the number of cases of norovirus has been reported by Jersey's General Hospital.

The hospital announced that despite the drop, special measures for combating the winter vomiting bug would remain.

Two wards at the facility were closed to new admissions and a number of operations cancelled when the virus was discovered in December 2012.

More than 1.1 million cases of norovirus have been reported in the UK over the winter 2012-2013 season.

The bug causes sickness, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Jersey's General Hospital has asked islanders not to visit the hospital or their doctor if they have contracted norovirus.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey


St Helier

19 °C 16 °C


  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

  • Children testing a bridge at a model-making summer school in Crawley, West SussexSeeding science Watch

    The retired professor who turned village children into engineers

  • Krouwa Erick, the doctor in Sipilou town at the border of Ivory Coast and Guinea - 27 August 2014Bad trip

    The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.