Advice to help stop spread of winter bug

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HEALTHCARE: People who think they may have contracted the winter vomiting bug Norovirus are asked not to dial 999 unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

The South Central Ambulance Service is also urging them not to visit hospitals or their GP because this increases the risk of spreading the infection to patients and NHS staff.

Contact your local pharmacy or Bucks residents can call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

Oxon residents can call 111 for advice on self care.