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Wards closed by vomiting bug

26th October 2007

The Times reports that up to 17 hospital wards have been shut down in England and Scotland following the outbreak of a vomiting bug.

The novovirus bug is known as "winter vomiting disease" and has forced the closure of wards in Kent, Manchester, Dorset and Lanarkshire. The bug is the "most common cause of infectious gastroenteritis" in England and Wales.

Maidstone Hospital gave confirmation on 25 October that it had shut down one ward because 16 patients had contracted the virus.

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