South Scotland

Dumfries Infirmary norovirus ward closure remains in place

Dumfries Infirmary Image copyright NHS Dumfries and Galloway

A ward at Dumfries Infirmary remains closed to admissions due to an outbreak of norovirus.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway said a number of patients on ward 16 had experienced symptoms consistent with the winter sickness bug.

Infection control manager Elaine Ross said the strain brought on "cramping abdominal pains and nausea".

She urged anyone with the virus to stay at home for at least 48 hours after their last symptoms.

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