Glasgow & West Scotland

More cases of sick bug at Southern General Hospital

Image caption More than 30 people at the hospital have been affected by Norovirus

More cases of a diarrhoea and vomiting bug have been reported at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.

Officials from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said 27 patients and nine staff were now showing symptoms of Norovirus.

Four medical wards and one for rehabilitation and assessment were closed earlier in the week.

One medical ward was reopened, however, another rehabilitation and assessment was closed after staff and patients began showing symptoms.

Dr Sarah Whitehead, the health board's lead infection control doctor for the hospital, said: "Strict infection control measures are in place to limit the spread of the virus and we are continuing a restriction on visiting in the affected wards to essential visits only.

"At this time of year it's not at all unusual to see this type of virus in the community and also in healthcare settings.

"We are also continuing to urge any visitors who have experienced any symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting within the last 48 hours not to visit the hospital.

"We would like to remind visitors of the importance of hand hygiene when entering and leaving hospital premises."

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