Tayside and Central Scotland

Ward closed at Dundee's Ninewells hospital due to norovirus

Ninewells hospital
Image caption Ward 9 at Ninewells hospital in Dundee has been closed to new admissions

NHS Tayside has closed a ward at a Dundee hospital following a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Ninewells' Ward 9 has been shut to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The health board said they believed the outbreak was a result of norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

An NHS Tayside spokesman added that infection control measures had been put in place.

The health board said the decision to close the ward to new patients was a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

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