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Winter vomiting bug leads to visitor restrictions at Dublin hospitals

The restrictions have been put in place at Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny to contain an outbreak of the Nonovirus.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

AN OUTBREAK OF the winter vomiting bug in the community has led to hospital bosses asking people to refrain from non-essential visits to patients in Beaumont Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital Raheny.

The restrictions have been put in place to contain an outbreak of the Norovirus which is said to be prevalent in the community.

The public are asked to avoid visits to the two hospitals unless absolutely essential.

Essential visiting should take place only between 6pm to 8 pm until further notice with a one visitor per patient rule being put in place.

Children will not be permitted into the hospital and anyone who has suffered from symptoms of the virus in the past 48 hours are asked to stay away.

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