Surge in norovirus closures19th April 2010
According to new figures, hospital ward closures in Scotland caused by the norovirus have increased nearly three times over a four-year period.
The data, which was provided as part of a Freedom of Information request by the Labour party, revealed that over the past year there were 318 ward closures in comparison to 107 in 2006/07. The number of cases of the bug went up from 1,026 to 3,166 over the four years.
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