Tayside and Central Scotland

Stracathro Hospital ward closed after norovirus outbreak

NHS Tayside has closed a ward at an Angus hospital following a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting virus.

Ward 2 at Stracathro Hospital has been shut to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The health board said they believed the outbreak was as a result of norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug.

An NHS Tayside spokesperson added that infection control measures had been put in place.

The health board said the decision to close the ward to new patients was a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

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

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