South Scotland

Dumfries Infirmary wards affected by norovirus bug

Three wards at Dumfries Infirmary have been closed to new admissions after a fresh outbreak of the norovirus winter sickness bug.

A total of 38 patients and 14 staff have been affected.

An outbreak control team is meeting to assess the impact of the second outbreak to hit the hospital in a matter of weeks.

More than 50 patients and staff were taken ill in early November.

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