Virus concern forces Isle of Man hospital ward closure

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Three wards, including a mental health facility, have been closed to new admissions at an Isle of Man hospital after an outbreak of norovirus.

A public health spokesman said the move was taken after "a small number" of patients and staff were confirmed to have the winter vomiting bug.

Visiting restrictions are in place at wards nine, 20 and Grainagh Court.

The hospital said planned admissions and outpatient appointments would continue as normal.

"Following, the closure of the three affected wards, alternative arrangements have been put into place by the mental health service and patient care will not be affected," the spokesman said.

Norovirus is highly infectious and can last from 12 hours up to three days.

Anyone displaying symptoms is asked to stay away from both Noble's hospital and Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital for at least 48-hours after all symptoms disappear.

People who need medical advice are asked to telephone their GP surgery.

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