Tayside and Central Scotland

Wards in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth closed due to virus

Perth Royal infirmary
Image caption Ward 6 at Perth Royal Infirmary has been closed due to a suspected outbreak of Norovirus

A virus known to cause vomiting and diarrhoea has prompted the closure of hospital wards in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth.

NHS Tayside has closed ward 5 at Ninewells Hospital, Ward 6 at Perth Royal Infirmary and the medical unit at Arbroath Infirmary to new admissions.

It follows several cases of suspected norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

The wards have been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure.

The health board said all appropriate infection control measures had been put in place.

NHS Tayside is urging people who may be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit their friends and family members who are in hospital.

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