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Dumfries and Annan hospital sickness bug controls continue

Dumfries Infirmary Image copyright NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Image caption Restrictions remain in place at ward 14 on Dumfries Infirmary

Winter sickness bug outbreaks continue to affect two hospitals in Dumfries and Galloway.

Annan Hospital and ward 14 at Dumfries Infirmary have been closed to new admissions.

A total of 14 patients across the two hospitals have symptoms of sickness and diarrhoea consistent with norovirus.

Routine visiting remains suspended and anyone with concerns about a relative at either site should contact the hospital for advice before visiting.

Members of the public visiting other areas of the Dumfries hospital have been asked to comply with the hand hygiene and infection control measures in place.

Anyone who has experienced diarrhoea and vomiting has been asked to allow at least 48 hours since their last symptom before visiting the hospital.

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