Public Health issues Norovirus reminder

The Manx public is being urged to practice good hygiene in a bid to limit the spread of Norovirus.

The illness, also know as the winter vomiting bug, is a common virus at this time of year, resulting in diarrhoea and vomiting.

Public Health says good hygiene and hand washing helps stop the bug being passed on, particularly before preparing food.

The authority is also advising the public not to rely on alcohol gels to keep their hands clean, as these don't kill the virus.

Anyone suffering from the symptoms of Norovirus is urged not to go to hospital or their GP, but to ring their doctor for advice if necessary and wait 48 hours after the symptoms disappear before returning to work or school.