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Surge in norovirus closures

19th 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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Article Information

Title: Surge in norovirus closures
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 14659
Date Added: 19th Apr 2010

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