Tayside and Central Scotland

Norovirus prompts ward closure at Dundee hospital

An outbreak of several suspected cases of winter vomiting disease, or norovirus, has prompted the closure of a ward at Dundee's Royal Victoria Hospital.

NHS Tayside said it had closed Ward 8 to new admissions as a precautionary measure.

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

Norovirus causes vomiting, stomach cramps, fever and diarrhoea, and is easily spread from person to person.

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

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