South West Wales

Glangwili Hospital closes two wards in vomiting outbreak

Glangwili Hospital
Image caption Visitor numbers have been restricted following the diarrhoea and vomiting outbreak at Glangwili Hospital

An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting has caused two wards to be closed at a Carmarthen hospital.

Glangwili Hospital has been forced to close the Dewi Ward and its coronary care unit to new admissions.

The hospital has also isolated affected patients and is limiting visitor numbers.

People are asked to stay away if they have had diarrhoea or vomiting in the last 48 hours or been in contact with someone who has in the last 72 hours.

Hospital manager Sarah Perry said: "We have taken a number of measures to protect patients and reduce the spread of infection."

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