Warning on viral gastroenteritis
NSW Health is urging the community to wash their hands and stay at home if affected by gastroenteritis, following an increase in viral gastroenteritis notifications and emergency department presentations in hospitals across the state.
More than 1,900 people attended NSW emergency departments with gastroenteritis in the past week, a 34 per cent increase on the usual number for this time of year. More than 400 of these people were admitted to hospital, which is also above the usual range for this time of year.
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