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Parents warned as nasty vomiting bug spreads across uk schools

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Parents are being warned after a nasty vomiting and diarrhoea bug strikes schools across the UK forcing many children to go home.

What is happening? 

The outbreak of Shigellosis or Shigella as it’s technically known is spreading across schools across the UK.

Young children are more at risk of catching the bug however anyone can catch it.

What are the symptoms of the bug?

This is quite a nasty bug and will cause the following

  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Painful stomach cramps
  • High temperature (fever)
  • Nausea

With medical experts warning that the bug will last for five to seven days.

Due to the Diarrhoea element of the bug, this could lead to dehydration.

How can I can the bug?

The bug is spread via doorknobs and door handles, and anyone with direct contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with Shigellosis.

Within most cases, the bug will spread through families especially those with close contact in schools and work.

What happens if I have contracted the bug?

Shigella isn’t very nice at all, the main treatment is keeping up your fluids due to the dehydration the bug will cause.

What if I have contracted the bug

Shigella can be very unpleasant but is rarely serious.

Children who have picked up the illness are being told to remain at home for at least five days until tests show they are clear.

Stay off school or work for at least 48 hours after the vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped otherwise your going to infect someone else.

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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