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Norovirus: hospitals in England close over 1100 beds in past week

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 06 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6879
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Hospitals in England have closed more than 1100 beds over the past week, almost double the number closed over the same period last year, in an attempt to stop the spread of norovirus.

NHS England has called on people infected with the virus to stay home from school or work for at least 48 hours after symptoms pass, to avoid passing it to others. Patients are being advised to …

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