Somerset

Norovirus leads to ward closure at Yeovil hospital

A ward at Yeovil District Hospital has been temporarily closed due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

People have been asked to stay away from the emergency admissions unit to try to stop it from spreading.

A hospital spokesperson said the infectious bug was prevalent in the local community.

She said the hospital was continually reviewing the situation and the ward would be reopened as soon as possible.

Director of nursing and clinical governance, Sue Jones said: "In the vast majority of cases there is no benefit to someone with norovirus being in hospital.

"People with the condition should stay at home, ensure that their personal hygiene is good, particularly hand washing, and avoid contact with others where possible."

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