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Norovirus closes Wiltshire wards

14th January 2010

Five wards at Wiltshire hospitals have been closed because of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.

Wards at the Great Western in Swindon, Savernake Hospital and Salisbury District Hospital are affected with no new patients being admitted. The hospital has asked that anyone who thinks they have the bug to stay away from the hospitals, nursing and residential homes. The virus, which affects up to one million people a year in the UK, can be spread by contact with an infected person or with contaminated surfaces or objects.

 

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Article Information

Title: Norovirus closes Wiltshire wards
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13759
Date Added: 14th Jan 2010

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