Norovirus closes three wards at Derriford Hospital

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Three wards have been closed at a Plymouth hospital after a virus outbreak, staff have confirmed.

Wards closed at Derriford Hospital after the the outbreak of norovirus - better known as the winter vomiting bug - include Shipley and Monkswell.

Norovirus is highly contagious and has symptoms which include vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.

People have been asked not to visit unless necessary, and to stay away if they have had symptoms within 48 hours.

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