Tayside and Central Scotland

Ninewells Hospital ward closes over virus

A ward at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The illnesses are thought to have been caused by norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

NHS Tayside said the medicine ward was closed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

It added that "all appropriate infection control measures" had been put in place.

NHS Tayside said in a statement: "To help us minimise the spread of these bugs, we ask people who may be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit their friends and family members who are in hospital.

"We would urge them to stay away until at least 48 hours after they are free of all symptoms."

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