South Scotland

Borders General Hospital affected by flu outbreak

A flu outbreak has closed part of a ward at Borders General Hospital.

Three bays of Ward 10, which is part of the Medicine for the Elderly Department, are affected.

NHS Borders said the infection had been confirmed as the Influenza A strain. It is "discouraging" routine visits to the unit.

It has also asked anyone with symptoms of flu not to visit the BGH at all and has urged anyone with underlying conditions to get a flu vaccination.

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