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magsnmike

48 days to Christmas
« on: November 07, 2010 »
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  • HO HO HO!!!!

    OK so getting excited!!!!!

    Please let me know of anything new that we need to check out.

    Has anything changed???

    Has the horrible bug gone away.

    Sunshine and warm, sheer bliss  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    orange

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010 »
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  • Norovirus will be here soon. Already taking hold in the UK (there are those who believe this is carried here).

    I hope the local Hotels are ready. Because when this vomiting bug takes hold, it is difficult to get rid of...

    magsnmike

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010 »
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  • 33 days to go!!!

    Virus free zone here ;)



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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010 »
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  • The Silly Season is almost upon us and that means, lots of drink, lots of yummy food and of course the works Christmas Party  :o :o

    Do you remember those days, or are you still part of it?

    http://redqueenmusings.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/the-works-christmas-party/

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010 »
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  • Norovirus will be here soon. Already taking hold in the UK (there are those who believe this is carried here).

    I hope the local Hotels are ready. Because when this vomiting bug takes hold, it is difficult to get rid of...

    oh orange, why are you so acid tongued?..... i havent heard of this bug at all in the uk nor tenerife.

    bring on the lemons.  you are past your sell buy date.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010 »
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  • Norovirus will be here soon. Already taking hold in the UK (there are those who believe this is carried here).

    I hope the local Hotels are ready. Because when this vomiting bug takes hold, it is difficult to get rid of...

    oh orange, why are you so acid tongued?..... i havent heard of this bug at all in the uk nor tenerife.

    bring on the lemons.  you are past your sell buy date.

    sorry to disagree Janey, but Orange is right, his timing may be a little out, but as sure as Christmas is coming the swallows will be bringing norovirus with them and then blaming it on the hotels in Tenerife because they can?t wash their hands properly and then insist on picking from the buffet with their fingers  ::)

    magsnmike

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 »
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    I do not visit the hotels or pick at buffets. I eat out at the restaurants that you are all promoting. I do wash my hands in my apartment and in the ladies room when I use them.   I have now unfortunately suffered on two consecutive years with the "bug" whilst in Tenerife.   I have not suffered any problems whatsoever in the UK before or after my holiday.

    I will not be put off visiting Tenerife, Los Gigantes/PS/Arena, and look forward to a "bug" free holiday in the hope that the situation has been addressed correctly by your authorities.



    orange

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 »
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  •  'i havent heard of this bug at all in the uk nor tenerife. '


    I would rather be past my sell by date than be as uninformed as this...
    « Last Edit: November 24, 2010 by orange »

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 »
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  • The bug is not here, but there again, it is very quiet here at the moment

    orange

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010 »
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  • It is in the UK now and spreading, expecting two million suffers this Winter.

    There have been press reports. Someone is bound to bring it here...

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010 »
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  • Yes, I can vouch for that. The norovirus has whipped through our family in the UK in a matter of days. Very infectious and, although short-lived, very nasty. What's more, you feel netter one minute and the next you feel awful again. Thought I was well enough to return to work this morning, but it's lunchtime now and am struggling.

    Don't worry - I'm not in Tenerife until 16 December. So hopefully won't bring the bug with me.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010 »
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  • Sorry about the typo. 'Netter' shoud of course be 'better' More haste less speed as the old saying goes.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010 »
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  • Don?t bring it here

    magsnmike

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010 »
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  • I agree with Jodie, go and get loads of anti biotics or whatever,  make sure you do not take it out with you.  I am due out in four weeks and do not wish to be "bugged" again.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010 »
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  • Antibiotics have no affect on viruses!

    orange

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
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  • It would be the whatever if netter...

    magsnmike

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #16 on: November 27, 2010 »
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  • I know about antibiotics not being for viruses, but just mean for you to take whatever you can to ensure you are rid the nasty thing!!!  Enjoy your break in Tenerife.    Netter or worse ;)

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
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  • Thanks, Magsnmike. I'm really looking forward to my Christmas break. It's really really cold here in the UK although we're snow-free in the south - so far. My husband is flying out to LG on Thursday for the start of his 4 months winter stay, and then it's just 14 days after that when I fly out for 3 weeks over Christmas and the New Year. I'm hoping to be able to join him again in March for a couple of weeks - if I've enough leave left.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #18 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • Norovirus (article in today's Mail)

    NHS Direct is handling more than 4,000 calls a week from people suffering from suspected norovirus, figures showed today.
    The number seeking help for diarrhoea and vomiting has been rising in recent weeks as the virus begins to take hold over the British winter.
    In November, NHS Direct received a total of 17,700 calls about these symptoms, which are most often caused by the virulent bug norovirus.
    The bug causes nausea, sudden onset of vomitting, diarrhoea, stomach pains, cramps and fever.
    It is often known as the 'winter vomiting bug?, as outbreaks are always worst from October to March.
    Last winter the outbreak was particularly severe, affecting an estimated 500,000 people by January and causing numerous hospital wards to close.
    The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has analysed the data for NHS Direct's call volume and found it is consistently high enough to suggest the 'beginning and continuation of periods of norovirus activity nationally'.

    Dont blame our hotels and restaurants!!!


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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • Norovirus (article in today's Mail)

    NHS Direct is handling more than 4,000 calls a week from people suffering from suspected norovirus, figures showed today.
    The number seeking help for diarrhoea and vomiting has been rising in recent weeks as the virus begins to take hold over the British winter.
    In November, NHS Direct received a total of 17,700 calls about these symptoms, which are most often caused by the virulent bug norovirus.
    The bug causes nausea, sudden onset of vomitting, diarrhoea, stomach pains, cramps and fever.
    It is often known as the 'winter vomiting bug?, as outbreaks are always worst from October to March.
    Last winter the outbreak was particularly severe, affecting an estimated 500,000 people by January and causing numerous hospital wards to close.
    The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has analysed the data for NHS Direct's call volume and found it is consistently high enough to suggest the 'beginning and continuation of periods of norovirus activity nationally'.

    Dont blame our hotels and restaurants!!!


    Well said that man!  But all of that will be forgotten when someone on holiday catches it from a fellow tourist - impossible must be a problem with the hotel - cos they are foreign.

    orange

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #20 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • Wherever an infection comes from. The Hotels and Restaurants need to have systems and practices in place to stop it spreading.

    Particularly in Buffets and Room to Room cleaning.

    Its a bit lame saying it was brought in - if you then go on to do little about it - or help it spread.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #21 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • In view of the importance of tourism to the local economy and the serious  damage caused by last year's events, perhaps Councillor McKenna should take this opportunity to reassure potential tourists by outlining  for us the steps which the Council has taken  in preparation for a re-occurrence of the problem in terms of hotel inspections, training of management and staff in food preparation, toilet hygiene regimes, cleaning routines, and recommendations  for the use of notices and posters etc.

    Over to you councillor.

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    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #22 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • It would not cost a fortune to put disinfectant hand gel in every room and toilet.
    However the problem would be  will everyone use it ?

    magsnmike

    Re: 48 days to Christmas
    « Reply #23 on: December 07, 2010 »
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  • I will bring my own as I did last year!!!  Still succumbed to the nasty thing ;(