Doctors warn of severe norovirus outbreak over winter
22 November 2012 Last updated at 10:42 GMT
Health experts are warning Scotland could be in for an unusually severe winter outbreak of a diarrhoea and vomiting bug.
Cases of norovirus are already higher than normal for the time of year. The peak season for the virus is still to come.
BBC Scotland's health correspondent Eleanor Bradford has been looking at the situation.