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Winter vomiting disease

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Introduction
Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common stomach bug in the UK.
Symptoms of norovirus
The first sign of norovirus is usually suddenly feeling sick followed by forceful vomiting and watery diarrhoea.
Treating norovirus
There's no specific treatment for norovirus. You don't need to see your GP because your body should fight off the infection within a couple of days.
Preventing norovirus
It's not always possible to avoid getting norovirus, but ensuring good hygiene can help limit the spread of the virus.