A norovirus outbreak has been denied by Public Well being England who report no improve in instances regardless of country-wide stories of the ‘vile bug’. Norovirus is a ‘very disagreeable’ abdomen bug that causes extreme vomiting and diarrhoea and lasts for 2 days. There have been quite a few stories of the bug all through the UK, together with in locations like Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, the West Midlands, Higher Manchester, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, North Wales and South Wales. Regardless of this, Public Well being England say their knowledge exhibits there was no improve. A spokeswoman mentioned: “This is not an outbreak. We now have checked out our knowledge and haven’t seen an elevated variety of norovirus to point an outbreak.” Whereas Public Heath England declare there was no spike within the variety of instances, Mirror On-line has been contacted by quite a few individuals struck down by the extremely contagious bug – with many claiming they’ve by no means felt so unwell of their complete life. Karen Llewellyn, from Studying, mentioned her son was left unable to maneuver after being struck down with the illness. Victims are often informed to attend till the virus clears and take painkillers (Picture: iStockphoto) Learn Extra She mentioned: “My 16-year-old son had this the opposite day. He additionally had aching limbs extreme headache and fever. “I checked him over for signs of meningitis, simply in case. He could not transfer with out being sick. “Fortunately for him, it solely lasted about 36 hours.” Darren Kim Burgess, from Essex, mentioned: “We now have had our total household taken unwell with this virus. “The abdomen cramps are so painful. It began with our daughters on Sunday morning and by Tuesday morning my fiancé and I have been unwell together with their nan! “We known as the varsity and there are a number of kids off for the time being with tummy bugs. The nasty bug causes diarrhoea (Picture: iStockphoto) (Picture: Getty) Learn Extra “Anybody who has this bug wants to remain in and cease the unfold as individuals with a weak immune system actually battle with this. “My mum in legislation is a transplant affected person and it has actually knocked her for six.” Frankie Holland, additionally from Essex, mentioned: “I had the bug that you simply spoke about within the article, I acquired it final Thursday. “I used to be at work and felt superb the entire day. I got here again from lunch and began feeling actually nauseous then had a sudden urge to go a bathroom. “I had diarrhoea and after I completed and washed my hand I right away went again into the bathroom and vomited badly, I went again to work, drunk some water, 10 minutes after, I vomited the water again up. Anybody with norovirus ought to avoid hospitals and GPs (Picture: Getty) The bug is extremely contagious (Picture: Science Photograph Library RF) Learn Extra “I assumed I had meals poisoning from what I ate, however clearly wasn’t, I drove dwelling, vomited once more the second I acquired into my dwelling bathroom. “I showered, laid in mattress and continually felt the urge to vomit. I had a chilly sweat, my complete physique ached, and it took about two days day to completely recuperate. “It was by far probably the most sick I’ve ever been. I’m from Essex and my complete household have gone by way of it every week earlier than I had it however appears like I wasn’t in a position to dodge it.” Elsewhere, Devon Dwell stories that native residents are falling down ‘like dominoes’ with the bug. One man, who acquired sick alongside together with his two-year-old daughter, informed them: “I assumed it was meals poisoning to start out with, however then different associates of the household began to really feel sick. “Then one other buddy, who I hadn’t seen for some time, acquired unwell as did her husband. “She was informed by docs that there was a nasty bug going round for the time being. Anybody with norovirus ought to drink loads of fluids and keep at dwelling for at the least 48 hours (Picture: Twitter / NHS England) Learn Extra “Six individuals I do know have gotten poorly in latest days. Fortunately, mine cleared up in lower than 24 hours.” Signs of norovirus embrace out of the blue feeling sick, projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea. Some individuals even have a slight fever, complications, painful abdomen cramps and aching limbs. The signs seem one to 2 days after you grow to be contaminated and usually final for as much as 2 or three days. Anybody who will get the bug ought to drink loads of water and relaxation, in response to recommendation from Public Well being England. It has additionally suggested individuals to remain off work and for folks to maintain kids out of nursery and college for at the least 48 hours because it’s extremely contagious. Good hand hygiene is essential to cease the unfold of the virus and folks with the bug mustn’t go to A&E or GPs as this may increasingly unfold the virus.