Ward at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital closed

The outbreak of a virus has closed a ward to new patients at Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

Five patients on Victoria Wing, the private ward, and one member of staff have contracted gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

A hospital spokesman said samples had been sent to the UK to try to discover the cause of the sickness.

He said visitors were advised to consider the risk of contracting it before visiting those in the ward.

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