Tayside and Central Scotland

Norovirus closes ward at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital

NHS Tayside has closed a ward at Dundee's Ninewells hospital following suspected outbreaks of norovirus, commonly known as winter vomiting disease.

Ward 5 has been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

The health board said infection control measures have been put in place.

Meanwhile, ward 31 has reopened to admissions after it closed on Christmas Eve to due to an outbreak of norovirus.

NHS Tayside said the closure of ward 5 to new patients was a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

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

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