Norovirus bug affects wards at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Three wards at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary have stopped taking new admissions due to the the norovirus winter vomiting bug.

NHS Grampian said wards 11, 12 and 20 were affected.

A spokesperson said: "Norovirus is often known as the winter vomiting virus, as it is particularly common at this time of year. While unpleasant it is not generally dangerous.

"Anyone who is symptomatic should avoid hospital visits."

NHS Grampian said 16 patients and one member of staff were suffering from symptoms.

Ward 34 was closed to new admissions but reopened on Monday morning.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC North East, Orkney and Shetland

Weather

Lerwick

16 °C 11 °C

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.