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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.

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