Some of my blog readers might know that I am off to Australia at the end of the week.  In fact, I am off to Queensland which seems to be having a bit of a norovirus problem:

Norovirus situation ‘slowly improving’ at Qld hospital

People suffering vomiting and diarrhea are again being urged not to visit Queensland’s biggest hospital as it struggles to cope with an outbreak of norovirus.

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital canceled all non-urgent surgery again today as dozens of doctors and nurses recover from the illness.  Doctor Judy Graves says 85 patients have also been struck down, but the situation is slowly improving.

“If people do have symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting, I would also urge them not to visit the hospital as visitors, if they have those symptoms or indeed for 48 hours after the cessation of symptoms,” she said.  “If patients need to come as patients and they have those symptoms or [within the] 48 hours, we would appreciate it if they could notify the staff on their arrival.”

Hopefully, I will not need medical services and the patients will not need legal ones.  “G’day, mate!”  I bet the “shrimp on the barbie” is well cooked.