South Scotland

Borders General Hospital ward shut due to norovirus

A ward at the Borders General Hospital has been closed to admissions due to a norovirus outbreak.

The public has been "strongly discouraged" from visiting ward 12 on the site near Melrose.

Director of Public Health Dr Tim Patterson said patients, visitors and staff all had a part to play in minimising the impact of the virus.

NHS Borders said there was also an increased incidence of the symptoms in the community.

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