Tayside and Central Scotland

NHS Tayside closes two hospital wards over norovirus fears

NHS Tayside has closed wards at two hospitals in Dundee following suspected outbreaks of norovirus, commonly known as winter vomiting disease.

Ward 4 at the Royal Victoria Hospital and Ward 18 at Ninewells Hospital have been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The health board said infection control measures have been put in place.

It follows three ward closures at hospitals in Tayside on Friday.

Health officials said the wards had been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

NHS Tayside asked anyone who might be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit friends and family members in hospital for at least 48 hours after they are free of all symptoms.

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