A medical practice in Lincolnshire issued a warning after a norovirus epidemic in the county.
Bourne Galletly Medical Practice revealed that the winter vomit insect was reported in a number of schools and nursing homes.
the disease usually sees those affected dehydrate, feel sick, throw up projectiles and have watery diarrhea.
It is usually harmless in the long run and the symptoms should pass within one to two days.
However, it is highly contagious, so Bourne's doctors have advised affected patients to stay home.
In a leaflet posted on Facebook, we read: "There was an increase in tummy bugs (diarrhea and vomiting) ) in our communities, childcare facilities, schools, nursing homes and hospitals in Lincolnshire.
"Norovirus is a common insect that causes nausea, projectile vomiting and wa diarrhea.
"If you (or your child) have these symptoms, stay home until you feel better.
" Norovirus does not last long. Most people perform a complete healing in one or two days. "
Adds:" Stay away from work or school / child care and away from public places (including GP practices and hospitals) at least up to 48 hours after the symptoms have cleared up. "
How to stop spreading
Because of the ease with where the condition can spread, the practice has also provided guidance on how to reduce this risk in addition to providing suggestions on how to improve first
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry thoroughly after using the toilet, before to prepare food and eat.
Do not rely on alcoholic gels because they do not kill the virus
How to increase recovery times
fluids to avoid dehydration
Use rehydrating drinks
Take paracetamol for high temperatures (f always), pains and pains
Eat simple foods (biscuits or toast)