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Saturday, 1 February 2014

D&V: Fewer notifications in last 24 hours

Only two new notifications of people being unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting have come through in the last 24 hours. If there are no more notifications overnight tonight, we may be able to reduce the number of toilets reserved for sick people on Sunday morning.

It is extremely important that if you are unwell with diarrhoea and vomiting today - or if you have been in the last two days, but haven't told us yet - that you tell us by email. If we don't have accurate numbers and locations of those who are sick, we cannot make a proper assessment of when to relax the isolation precautions, and we cannot help you individually if we don't know you're unwell!

We need you to tell us by email: not in person, telephone, Facebook, or any other means. This helps us to keep an accurate log and ensures that everyone who needs to know does know in a timely manner. 

So if you are or have been unwell in the last two days, please send an email to both and Please send an email even if you have already told a member of staff verbally or by some other means.

In your email, please mention:

  • your name and room number;
  • what are your symptoms? (e.g. diarrhoea, vomiting, fever?);
  • when did your symptoms first start?;
  • did you eat in the dining hall at Connaught Hall on Thursday night, and if so, what did you eat?
  • do you need any practical help from us right now?
There is lots of information about this outbreak, and tips on how to look after yourself if you are diarrhoea and/or vomiting, at

Updates are being posted here on my blog. You can see them all at