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Stay away: Winter vomiting bug outbreak at Kerry General

It’s that time of year again…

MANAGEMENT AT KERRY General Hospital have brought in strict new restrictions for visitors.

A number of patients at the Tralee facility are being treated for suspected Norovirus — commonly known as the Winter Vomiting Bug.


Visitors are being asked to stick rigidly to the visiting times of 2pm to 4pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Only two visitors per patient are being allowed in, and children are being banned entirely.

“We would appeal to people not to visit KGH or any healthcare facility if they have been affected by vomiting and/or diarrhoea, or if they have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms until they have been symptom free for 72 hours,” General Manager TJ O’Connor said.

“Te bug is currently prevalent in the community and visitors may unknowingly bring the bug into the hospital when visiting sick relatives or friends.

“Patient care is our priority and we would urge the public to help hospital staff keep the virus at bay as it can further debilitate those who are already sick in hospital”

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