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Norovirus hits Birmingham Heartlands Hospital visiting

A Birmingham hospital has closed the majority of its wards to visitors following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

A spokesman for Heartlands Hospital said five areas were also closed to new admissions to protect patients.

Dr Aresh Anwa said: "Heartlands is closing all wards to visitors except for the intensive care ward as a precautionary measure."

Dr Anwa said the situation would be reviewed on a daily basis.

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