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Norovirus closes wards

28th February 2008

An outbreak of the norovirus bug has closed five wards to new admissions at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

The hospital has said that anyone who shows symptoms of the diarrhoea and vomiting bug, which has been affecting the community in Berkshire, should not visit patients in hospital until 48 hours after symptoms have passed. The nearby North Hampshire Hospital at Basingstoke is also tackling an outbreak of the virus which at one stage during January saw about 56 hospital wards affected across England and Wales.

 

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Article Information

Title: Norovirus closes wards
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5820
Date Added: 28th Feb 2008

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