Ward closed at Ninewells

WARD FIVE at Ninewells Hospital has been closed to new admissions following several cases of vomiting and diarrhoea.

It is thought to be caused by norovirus, more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

The medicine and cardiovascular ward has been closed to new patients as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus and all appropriate infection control measures have been put in place.

Winter vomiting is extremely common at this time of year in the wider community.

NHS Tayside say to help them minimise the spread of these bugs, they ask people who may be feeling unwell or experiencing vomiting and diarrhoea not to visit their friends and family members who are in hospital.

They also urge them to stay away until at least 48 hours after they are free of all symptoms.