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Hospital ward reopens after norovirus scare

A ward at Perth Royal Infirmary has opened up to new admissions after several suspected cases of norovirus. Picture: Greg Macvean

A ward at Perth Royal Infirmary has opened up to new admissions after several suspected cases of norovirus. Picture: Greg Macvean

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

A WARD at Perth Royal Infirmary has reopened to new admissions after being closed since Monday following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea linked to norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

Ward 3 at the hospital was closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

A spokeswoman for NHS Tayside said today: “Ward 3 at Perth Royal Infirmary has reopened to new admissions after being closed due to several cases of norovirus. The ward was closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus which is more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.”

She continued: “Winter vomiting is extremely common at this time of year in the wider community. To help us minimise the spread of these bugs, we ask people who may be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit their friends and family members who are in hospital. We would urge them to stay away until at least 48 hours after they are free of all symptoms.”

 

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