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PEOPLE are being reminded to look out for signs of the winter vomiting bug.

NHS Choices has identified the following as symptoms of norovirus:

Sudden sick feeling following by forceful vomiting and watery diarrhoea, raised temperature, headaches, stomach cramps and aching limbs.

NHS Choices say these symptoms often appear one or two days after being infected, but can start sooner.

It also says the main risk from norovirus is dehydration, so it’s important to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

People should also take paracetamol for fever or aches and pains, eat foods that are easy to digest, stay at home and don’t go to the doctor as norovirus is contagious and there is nothing a GP can do about it.

But do contact your GP if symptoms persist or if you already have a serious illness.

People should also wash their hands and disinfect surfaces.

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