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Visitor restrictions remain in place at University Hospital Kerry due to a Norovirus outbreak.

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They were introduced last Friday due to patients presenting with the virus – more commonly known as the vomiting bug.

Hospital management are asking people to continue to not visit University Hospital Kerry or any healthcare facility if they’ve been affected by vomiting and/or diarrhoea, or if they have been in contact with anyone with these symptoms until they’ve been symptom free for 72 hours. The HSE says the bug is prevalent in the community, and visitors may unknowingly bring it into the hospital when visiting sick relatives or friends.

Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to visiting times of 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm.

No children are allowed, and visitors are restricted to two per patient. There are five wards that have visiting exceptions; the Intensive Care/ Coronary Care Unit, the Special Care Baby Unit, the Ardagh Medical Rehabilitation Ward, the Maternity Unit Labour Ward, and the Children’s Ward. The HSE confirmed these restrictions will continue over the Bank Holiday weekend, and will be reviewed next week.