Norovirus hit schools re-open in Gloucestershire
SCHOOLS have re-opened after their pupils were hit by the winter vomiting bug.
Both the Minsterworth and Coalway primaries in Gloucestershire saw boys and girls back at their desks yesterday after both schools were deep cleaned over the weekend.
Each closed for the day on Friday when the common illness, identified as norovirus, struck large numbers of children.
The Health Protection Agency said the bug, which causes sickness and diarrhoea, had so far been caught by about the expected number of people in the county for the time of year.
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Victims should drink plenty of water, wash their hands and take paracetamol for any aches and pains, said Dr Charles Irish, a consultant with the agency.
The Gloucestershire County Council local education authority said no further schools had shut due to the bug.