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Norovirus bug closes ward 2A at Raigmore Hospital

By Philip Murray

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A VOMITING bug has forced a ward at Raigmore Hospital to close to new admissions.

Seven patients on Ward 2A are showing signs of norovirus, which also causes diarrhoea.

The virus is extremely infectious and hospital staff have urged people not to visit patients if they, or anyone they live with, are displaying symptoms.

Dr Jonty Mills, Consultant Microbiologist for NHS Highland, said: “By doing this we will be able to limit the spread as much as possible.

“Hospital staff will of course be very happy to talk to visitors on the phone so they can get updates on how their relatives are.”

“If you feel that visiting is essential please contact the ward first by phone before coming to the hospital. Please do not visit the ward unless by prior arrangement with the nurse in charge.”

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