South Scotland

Dumfries hospital ward kept shut by virus outbreak

A ward at Dumfries Infirmary remains closed to new admissions following an outbreak of a winter sickness virus.

Ward 12 was shut after patients were struck down by the bug on Thursday. Since then a total of seven have been affected.

Only one continues to display symptoms, along with a member of staff.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway said appropriate procedures were in place and that the situation was being monitored on a daily basis.

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