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Vomiting bug closes five wards

9th November 2007

Leicester Royal Infirmary was forced to close five wards to new admissions after an outbreak of a vomiting bug.

The virus affected 33 patients and according to Caroline Trevithick, the hospital’s deputy director of infection prevention and control, the bug had been brought into the hospital from the community. She said the wards were undergoing cleaning with a special chlorine wash and staff were stressing the importance of hygiene. The hospital also warned visitors to think twice before attending the hospital.

 

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Article Information

Title: Vomiting bug closes five wards
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4735
Date Added: 9th Nov 2007

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